Devil in the details

  • 2003-03-27
  • Vital Silitski
Recent developments in Belarusian-Russian integration have made it clear that both sides have yet to demonstrate meaningful progress on the road to forming a currency union and privatizing Belarusian industries by Russian business groups. Ironically, whenever any progress has been announced by one side, the other side has cooled any initial optimism by announcing that no breakthrough, in fact, has taken place.Russian Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin declared in an interview with Ekho Moskvy radio in February that the sides had reached an agreement on the creation of a single central bank of ...
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