I don’t recall the times when the relationship between our countries was as bad as it is now, although I remember the Soviet times. You can call it ‘Cold War 2.0’, but I hope that the course may be corrected — James Warlick, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
The draft legislation on responsibility for compliance with the sanctions, discussed in the State Duma raises risks for investors. Russia is a sovereign state and it has the right to adopt the legislation that it deems appropriate. But all the risks need to be considered — Daniel Russell, President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC).
Sanctions are counterproductive methods of establishing relations, and sanctions against their own companies can’t be comprehended at all — Aleksandr Moskalenko, Chairman of the Management Board, EPK JSC.
The subject of sanctions does not concern us directly. The timber industry complex is not yet a sphere of change, but the missiles are landing close — Zakhar Smushkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ilim Group.
Looking at life from the traditional stripes model, I’d say that the black stripes are much brighter. What seemed as a nightmare turned out to be not so nightmarish. The white stripes are gone—that is the reality. The situation today is like the Okudzhava’s song: ‘Few of us are left, us and our pain’ — Victor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation.