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Russian Federation and the IMF
Updated August 1, 2014

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Views & Commentaries
June 25, 2014 -- Interview by Phileleftheros Newspaper of Cyprus with Christine Lagarde
Published in Phileleftheros, June 8, 2014
November 03, 2009 -- Unlocking Central Asia’s Huge Potential, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
August 19, 2004 -- Use of IMF Funds in Russia, A Letter to the Editor, By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Published in The Times
November 10, 2003 -- The three percent ceiling should not be treated as an absolute limit -- Interview with Horst Köhler, IMF Managing Director, by Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof and Liselotte Palme
Published in PROFIL
February 10, 2003 -- The IMF Strikes Back, By Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Published in Foreign Policy Magazine
August 26, 2002 -- Has Russia Been on the Right Path? A Commentary By Kenneth Rogoff Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Published in Vedomosti
July 02, 2002 -- An Open Letter to Joseph Stiglitz, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF
June 17, 2002 -- The Role of Fiscal Policy in Crisis Situations -- Response to Point de vue de Joseph E. Stiglitz, "L'actualité de Keynes," By Flemming Larsen, Director, IMF Office in Europe
Published in Les Echos
April 15, 2002 -- Putin at Mid-Term: Where Should Economic Reforms Go From Here? A Commentary by John Odling-Smee, Director of the IMF's European II Department, and Poul M. Thomsen, IMF Senior Resident Representative in Moscow
Published in Vedomosti
March 29, 2001 -- Russian Central Bank Met IMF's Goals, A Letter to the Editor By Thomas C. Dawson
Published in The Financial Times
June 30, 2000 -- IMF Has Helped Russia to Move Ahead -- A Letter to the Editor
September 13, 1999 -- Facts About IMF Lending to Russia
That there has been capital flight on this scale (from Russia) does not surprise us, but there is no proven link between this money and the loans released by the IMF.
September 13, 1999 -- Russia: Long Climb Out of a Black Hole -- A Commentary by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Published in the Washington Post. The transition from the black hole of the Soviet command economy will take years, and progress will not be linear. The outside world's assistance must be determined by improvements that can realistically be achieved, not by too-distant goals. But any potential achievements will fade into impossibilities if we walk away from Russia.
August 19, 1999 -- The IMF, Russia and Le Monde -- a Letter to the Editor by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
The letter by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus appeared in Le Monde
August 05, 1999 -- IMF Response to Le Monde Editorial on Russia
part of this letter by John Odling-Smee was published in Le Monde.
April 26, 1999 -- New Ways Eyed to Deal with International Economic Crises - A Commentary
This article by Jack Boorman, Director of the IMF's Policy Development and Review Department appeared in The Boston Globe
March 04, 1999 -- Solution Lies in Co-operation - A Commentary
This article by Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund appeared in the Australian Financial Review
February 08, 1999 -- Reality Check from the IMF - A Commentary
This article by Flemming Larsen, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund appeared in Business Week
December 30, 1998 -- The IMF Replies - A Letter to the Editor
This article by Vito Tanzi, Director of the International Monetary Fund's Fiscal Affairs Department was published in the Washington Post December 30, 1998
December 28, 1998 -- The IMF: Doctor, Savior--or Wastrel? - A Letter to the Editor
This article by Michael Mussa, Director of the IMF’s Research Department was published in Business Week, December 28, 1998
November 30, 1998 -- The IMF Responds on Russia - A Letter to the Editor
This article by by John Odling-Smee, Director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF's)