Victor Efimov

In Quest of National Idea: «Energy Ruble» Bound To Be the Hardest Currency

Contradictory political situation has emerged in this country. Western liberal political ideas have worked themselves out; they have brought discredit upon themselves in the estimation of the public. The State Duma election results are mafifestive of that. At the same time, the economic policy of Russia remains conspicuously pro-western, aiming to turn the country into a source of raw materials for the West. The country is unable to efficiently develop provided the two mutually exclusive lines are followed simultaneously. A Unified Conception of Social Security has become an extremely urgent issue; a reasonable mix of politics and economy to provide the formation of some crisis-free trends of development.