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  • Russia is one of the world’s most important oil and gas producers. Its hydrocarbon sector underwrites the economy, state budget and grand geopolitical ambitions, giving it a unique risk profile. Domestically, it is seeking to accelerate oil and gas development to maintain vital revenues over the medium to longer term. While the increase in oil and gas prices have provided a short-term boost, deeper longer-term reforms are needed to stimulate growth. Political risks remain elevated amid growing questions about the future of Russian President Vladimir Putin after the 2024 presidential election. Despite positive changes such as its Opec-plus cooperation, geopolitical risks are rising as its involvement in global conflicts grows and major disagreements with the West remain unresolved. From a Country Risk Index perspective, Russia is a medium-risk, high-reward country, ranking 14th of 71 jurisdictions globally on a risk/reward basis.
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