Российские банки как институт реализации внешнеэкономической политики
The chapter examines the issues of adaptation of Russian banks to international banking regulation reform (Basel III) including their role in securing financial stability. Regulatory compliance is the starting point for fair competition of Russian banks in the international financial markets, which is one of the priorities in the context of Russian banking sector competitiveness as a successful implementation of Russian foreign economic policy. At the same time, the competitiveness of Russian banks will depend on their stress resilience to macro-level instability and to the aftermath of external economic sanctions, which, in turn, should ensure the continuum of their financial intermediation function. We systematize factors constraining international investment cooperation of Russian banks and propose measures to strengthen stress resilience and competitiveness of Russian banks in the context of deficiency of funding sources, as well as continuity of external economic sanctions and their possible expansion.