people ‘can be imprisoned for almost anything’ in russia
Russia – The Insider, an unaffiliated online Russian publication with its headquarters in Latvia, writes that “A draft law on equipping the Russian armed forces during operations outside the nation was enacted.” The government will have the ability to “reactivate mobilization capacities and facilities” and “create circumstances of overtime work for specific organizations and companies” at night, on weekends, and on holidays.
If such restrictions are implemented, legal entities will not be able to renege on agreements and contracts relating to the delivery of commodities and rendering of services to the army, “regardless of their organizational and legal forms of ownership.” In these circumstances, a contract’s terms may be modified even after it has been signed by the Defense Ministry.
The State Duma members enacted a package of laws at the end of the spring session, according to The Insider, “under which one can be imprisoned for nearly everything.”
Western corporations interested in reentering the Russian market in the future may be further deterred by the precedent of the Russian government seizing businesses.
In an interview, Brian D. Taylor, a professor of political science at Syracuse University, stated that “Russia used to be regarded a major emerging economy.” “With its conflict with Ukraine and in the face of economic sanctions, Russia is losing ground economically rather than advancing.”
Due to new rules intended to prevent Russia from disclosing business activities that might be subject to sanctions, even exchanging information about that country’s international economic activity has become more risky. Additionally, citizens who share information with foreign groups may be subject to prosecution for engaging in “confidential cooperation”, which is against the law. Russia’s economy has undergone a significant decoupling as a result of Putin’s conflict.
The Biden administration suggested legislative text to the Ukraine assistance bill in May 2022 that would give Russian scientists and engineers a greater shot at permanent residence and a new life in America as a method to entice human capital away from Russia for the advantage of the United States. Nevertheless, the legislation was approved without it. A defense authorization bill could include an amendment on Russian scientists.