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Working paper

Russia’s Accession to the WTO: The Debate in the Russian Mass Media

The paper focuses on debates about Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that have unfolded in Russia's print media. The authors highlight the initial arguments of supporters and opponents of this accession, the ways in which those arguments are presentedin the media, and the differences in the standpoints of the business, governmental and expert communities. The authors further analyze changes in the content of this discussion and its discursive space following Russia's accession to the WTO.