Russia's chief rabbi today urged the United States to lift three-decades-old trade restrictions on Russia, after U.S lawmakers took a step toward removing them from neighboring Ukraine. The Cold War-era restrictions were imposed in response to the Soviet Union's treatment of Jewish dissidents.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
Russia experienced default on August 17, 1998. Today, 20 years after those events, the economic situation in Russia does not seem stable to many