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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources
These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity.

  • The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Click on whichever report you need, then click on Russia in the country menu to retrieve these reports:
    • "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries (published monthly).
    • "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends (published annually).
    • "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Russia (published annually).
  • ISI Emerging Markets includes Russia, and is a good source of country, industry, business, macroeconomic and news information. Note: Some of the information is written in Russian and may require a special character set on your computer.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Click on 'Countries' to begin searching for specific indicators. Under 'Consumers' find "Consumer Lifestyle Reports" by country.
  • Investext
    Title search "Russia economics" to retrieve current analyst reports.
  • USA Trade Online
    Import and export information for the U.S.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
    Find market research reports on a number of commodities.
  • Global Road Warrior
    Find basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "RUSSIA AND BUSINESS" or "RUSSIA AND CULTURE" to locate books on these topics. Try other search terms as well (RUSSIAN FEDERATION).  Note: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall.  You can also find full-text books online through eBrary.

Crocker Library

Passport Russia  (Reference HD58.7 M564 1998)
Global Business Practices: adapting for success  (Reference HD58.7 .S3477 2006)
Global Etiquette Guide to Europe  (Reference BJ1838 .F673 2000)
Cross-Cultural Business Behavior  (Reference HF5389 .G47 2002x)
Doing Business in Emerging Markets  (Reference HD62.4 C387 2002)
Exporters' Encyclopaedia  (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)


Search for articles written about business or industry in Russia in ProQuest, Factiva, and Lexis/Nexis Academic.  Some possible topics are "RUSSIA AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" and "RUSSIA AND [your industry here]" or "RUSSIA AND BUSINESS."  Note: These are USC subscription-based resources and these database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity.

Your can also search these locally published newspapers and magazines for business information in Russia:



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