Russia’s Racial Marketing

Are these ads racist?  Some think so.  The use of Barack Obama visage has become a marketing hit in Russia, generating cries of racism.  The charges relate to three ads featuring Obama. The Times of India reports: Obama ice cream, anyone? Chocolate-vanilla ice cream is one of several Russian products being marketed using America’s first […]

Hungry for Back Pay

Unemployment in Russia has hit an estimated 6.4 million or 8.5, the Moscow Times reported on Friday.  More dismissals are expected in April and government officials fear that joblessness might hit levels of the 1990s.  Unemployment in that turbulent decade was around 9.2 million. In addition to layoffs, MT also noted that wage arrears rose […]