During the period from 1991 to 1993, the factors affecting Russian lobbying changed. The Russian government under then President Yeltsin had begun privatizing the Soviet economy in preparation for transition to a free market. The share of the GDP by the public sector decreased 40%. Oil prices were only about $20-$30/barrel. There were 23 Russian entities that lobbied in the US during this time. The main goal of Russian entities lobbying in the US during this period was a financial one; they were attempting to attract the investments and funding...
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...l Nuclear Cooperation. The agreement was originally signed in February 2007, however, US nuclear material producers were not happy about the agreement and in efforts to appease them the agreement was later removed. Techsnabexport again turned to lobbying activities to promote reintroduction of the agreement and obtain a Pentagon contract. With the help of lobbying by American energy companies once again, in May 2010 the agreement was again introduced to Congress as executive agreement and ratified automatically and became operational in December 2010 (Kostyaev 2012).
Overall, Russian lobbying in the US is considered weak. Lobbying is done for both political and economic reasons. As for lobbying as it relates to international trade, it is difficult to increase trade without lobbying though, as lobbying may need to be done to help lift trade barriers (Kostyaev 2012).
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