LINK: REVENUES FINANCE RUSSIAN MISBEHAVIOR
WESTERN MONEY TO RUSSIA ONLY HELPS FINANCE SERIAL CHECHNYAS
Georgie Anne Geyer, Universal Press Syndicate The Columbus Dispatch November 17, 1999, SECTION: EDITORIAL & COMMENT, Pg. 13A HEADLINE: WAR IN CHECHNYA SHOWS MOSCOW IS ON THE OLD SOVIET PATH // ln-acs 12/18/99
Third, as Putin's new "draft military doctrine'' takes form in Moscow, one that is stridently anti- West and trumpets a "multipolar world'' with weakened American leadership, the West will eventually have to face the fact that it is indirectly funding these serial Chechnyas with IMF and other loans.
RUSSIA'S BEST CHANCE TO SURVIVE IS TO BECOME A BIG EXPORTER OF MINERALS AND OIL
HART'S EUROPEAN PETROLEUM FINANCE WEEK December 17, 1999, HEADLINE: YERGIN: IT'S NOT THE TIME TO INVEST IN RUSSIA // ln-acs 12/18/99
"Russia's future lay in its becoming an exporter of natural resources, and Russia's best chance to survive politically and to retain political stability was to become the Saudi Arabia of mineral exports, and of course especially oil," Zonis said. [Marvin Zonis, president and chief executive officer of Marvin Zonis + Associates and a professor at the University of Chicago]