According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Corporate Network, Russia now holds the 12th place among the largest retail market of the world. In foreign trade, this country has been experiencing steady growth along the recent years. Among the countries Russia sells massive quantities of natural gas and oil are the Europe, China and Japan. Other major trading partners are the US, countries of the former Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and other members of the EU. Russia is the largest energy exporter and it enjoys a large trade surplus due to its vast natural resources, like gas, timber, oil, precious metals, etc.
The list of most important legal sources of Russia’s foreign trade regulation include: Law on principles of state regulation of foreign trade activity (21.11.2003), Custom’s Code (28.05.2003), Law on currency regulation and currency control (10.12.2003) and Law on export control (18.07.1999). Continue reading “Trade Policy Analysis Essay”
When Mel Leventhal, a successful liberal Jewish lawyer married Alice Walker, a famed African American writer during the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, it caused a shock, a shock that strong and massive that Mel’s mother declared her son dead and did not reconcile until after the birth of her first granddaughter – Rebecca Leventhal Walker, who became a famous writer, feminist and activist herself.
Rebecca Walter’s life was not easy, after her parents got divorced she started changing homes every couple of years, spending time in Mississippi or Brooklyn, San Francisco or Washington D.C., Bronx, NY or suburban Westchester. With each new place came a new sort of identity and the frantic desire of a child and then later a teenager and a young woman to fit in: as white or black, or Jewish, as a party girl, a geek, a fighter, surrender or a lover. Confused, and most of the time lonely, for her mother and father were too busy with their careers, Rebecca turned to sex, drugs and other seemingly thrilling things in life. Continue reading “Black, White and Jewish Book Review”
Writing a poem involves not only a lot of time and effort, because all authors try to make their works perfect, but it also involves peering into the deepness of poet’s soul, unfolding his/her the most intimate emotions about relevant events in the society, about relationship with other people, consciousness of self and the world around. All poets are unique makers of literary masterpieces, which not only reveal poets’ perception of different subjects, but create a new image of reality for the readers, who get involved into the setting introduced by the poets, who live and feel everything together with the main characters, and after finishing reading, the readers either agree with the authors’ thoughts or disagree with them, but in any case poems provoke a lot of thoughts and feelings. Continue reading “Essay on “A Love Medicine” Poem”
It is impossible to say what kind of quality make one work a masterpiece while the other is regarded as not worth of attention. There is the belief that artists are living in front of their times and for this reason their works are marked as masterpieces long after their death. Masterpiece is the piece of the art that makes people excited. Usually, masterpieces are described as beautiful, unusual, exciting, eternal, and unique. The painting of Leonardo Da Vinci “Mona Lisa” is not his greatest work, but it is definitely a masterpiece, which excites millions of people for many generations. This painting is full of mystery even though nothing is hidden, it causes numerous debates while it does not depict anything doubtable.
Every artist dreams to create his own “Mona Lisa” but not everyone is able to create similar masterpiece. Michelangelo Buonarroti’s name has become synonymous to the masterpiece. He is called the “creator of the works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition” (http://michelangelo.com/buon/bio-index2.html?http://www.michelangelo.com/buon/bio-early.html). Unlike many other artists of his time, his talent was recognized. Continue reading “Definition Essay on Masterpiece”
Within the scope of this research, we will analyze article written by Mark Gongloff and entitled “The Fed’s deflation dread”. The article is filled with opinions of professional economists and corporate finance professionals, which are good examples of the analysis to be performed. In order for the analysis to be more useful, the subject to be reviewed will be narrowed down to one particular topic – how Federal Reserve is able to use ‘zero inflation’ in order to control inflation/deflation.
“The Fed cut its target for a key overnight bank lending rate by an aggressive half a percentage point Wednesday to a 40-year low of 1.25 percent in a bid to make borrowing cheaper and prod U.S. consumers to keep spending, and carrying the economy.”(Gongloff article) The very first words of the article lead to the concept ‘zero inflation’. The argument for zero inflation rests on two pillars.
The first is that the costs of even a fairly low rate of inflation are quite high, while the output and employment costs of maintaining zero inflation are low. The argument that has often been made is that inflation makes it hard for people to plan for their retirement because they are unaware that when they retire a dollar will be worth much less than it is worth today. Consequently, they save too little. Continue reading “Controlling Inflation Essay”
As a rule organizations take certain measures to minimize the employee turnover within the company because it directly increases costs of the company: it takes funds, time and efforts to find, select and hire good employees, and finally provide correspondent trainings and courses for them. One of the primary purposes of human resources management team is to create and support all the necessary conditions for employees that will decrease fluctuation of personnel and make them value their work places. This report targets compensation package of the companies including the services and benefits of the package. Continue reading “Compensation in HRM Essay”
Of all the people in Latin America, none have been more familiar to the United States as Cubans-who, in turn, have come to know their northern neighbors equally well. (Franklin) A big unregulated exoduses of refuge seekers to the United States started in 1994 after the fall of the Soviet Union, eventually slowed to a few thousand a year in the late 90s, however, but has again increased in 2004-06 although at a far slower rate than earlier.
There are a lot of reasons for Cubans to try to immigrate, the state of the economy of the country is one of the biggest reasons. The collapse of SU meant the end of Soviet subsidies for Cuba’s state-run economy, as well as sheltered markets for Cuban exports and substantial aid from Moscow. The removal of Soviet subsidies sent economy of Cuban into a rapid depression defined by historians as a “Special Period”. Also in 1992, the United States proclaimed the trade embargo that also led to a drop in Cuban living standards, which were approaching to the crisis point within a year. Continue reading “US and Cuba Relations Essay”
Being one of the most spoken of topics, Globalization has been defined in many ways connected to different perspectives. This is because integration is taking place in all aspects of our lives. For the sake of clarity, this paper will illustrate a broad definition of Globalization, one that entangles a broader point of view. According to the Levin Institute (The State University of New York):
“Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world.” Continue reading “Essay on Globalization and Economy”
Its common knowledge that the most primitive mammals appeared nearly 200 million years ago. That remote geological epoch is known as the Age of Reptiles. Gradually all primitive species renovated, some of them died out, others turned into absolutely new ones. At the end of Eocene epoch species were enriched by two new primates. An early stage of primitive evolution is characterized by several changes: brains enlarged while head became smaller, upper extremities learned to move faster, claws were replaced by flat nails.
Next geological epoch of Oligocene is known for appearance of new live of primates, which were divided into branches: New World monkeys (Ceboidea), Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) and hominoid (it included present-day human, gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and gibbon). Continue reading “Oligocene Epoch Essay”
Often the lack of understanding of the geology, as well as water patterns, leads to disastrous consequences. In fact, it is not a secret that many dams have failed in the result of the lack of understanding of the geology or water volume. In such a situation, the ignorance of engineers and all those who are responsible for the building and exploitation of dams concerning the geology of the region may lead to unpredictable results. In this respect, it is worthy of mention one of the largest catastrophes known as the failure of the Teton Dam in the USA.
Analyzing this catastrophe, it should be primarily said that the Teton Dam was built on the Teton River in southeastern Idaho in the US. On June 5, 1976, the dam suffered a terrible failure that resulted in the death of 11 people and 13,000 head of cattle. The financial consequences of the catastrophe were also quite substantial. To put it more precisely, it cost about $100 million to build the dam and after the catastrophe the US federal government paid over $300 million in claims related to the dam failure. Continue reading “Lack of Understanding Essay”