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International politics and security

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XX ECONOMIC FORUM

the power industry is concerned, there are some disputes, yet they are natural between strategic partners. Europe ob- tains 25% of its energy resources from Russia. One might say this is a serious dependence but the same applies to Russia too: it is even more dependent on Europe since as much as 80% of expor- ted raw materials are sold to Europe.

ussia’s external relations are de- nitely shaped by the internal situation of the country. Kira Lu- kianova, Deputy to the State Duma, representative of Just Russia (Spravedli- vaya Rossiya,) which denes itself as a party opposing the ruling party United Russia (Yedinaya Rossiya), quoted distur- bing information concerning the public mood. She claims that at the moment 80% of Russians do not identify themselves with the country and do not see their future in Russia. This is something the opposition would like to change, with moder- nisation, especially of the infrastructure of the country, being a signicant element of this process of change. Russia desperately needs an ecient system of public and legal partnership which will provide business with the possibility of joining the pro- cess of modernisation and will simultaneously guarantee appropriate shares and prots. R Richard Pipes, Professor Emeritus of Histor , Harvard Universit , USA

Debate: Transatlantic Consensus on Russia Emmanuel Dupuy, Research Fello , Institute for Strategic Research, Ecole Militaire (IRSEM), France; Christopher Caldwell, Journalist, Senior Edito , The Weekly Standard, USA; Władimir Kolesnikow,Vice–Chairman of the Committee on Securit , State Duma, Russia

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