- Project Runeberg -  Russia & Peace /
82

(1923) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen - Tema: Russia
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Like | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (JPEG) - On this page / på denna sida - V. Trade

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has never been proofread. / Denna sida har aldrig korrekturlästs.

82 RUSSIA AND PEACE
I have not spoken of the well-known " mixed
companies," which the Russian Government has
suggested forming together with foreign capitalists
who want to work in Russia. These companies
were to consist only partially of foreign capital,
while the Russian Government was also to have a
part interest in them.
Such an arrangement might have some advantage
and some drawbacks which are fairly obvious. It
is clear that this would render the Russian authori
ties more interested in the Working of the
companies, and would help to secure facilities.
But, on the other hand, the advisability of the
State interfering with the actual working of the
companies is doubtful. One of the great German
industrials who has tried to secure a concession
for large undertakings in Russia told me that he
might, perhaps, go so far as to let the State have
the economic direction of the undertakings, though
that was rather a doubtful step to take ; but he
would have to reserve wholly to himself and
his shareholders the technical direction, for this
absolutely depended on expert knowledge., ,
I think that these mixed companies have the
most chance to succeed when they are organising
the export of raw materials, the exploitation of
which is not too complicated (e.g., timber and
petroleum).
Seeing that no considerable participation of
foreign capital in private Russian trade is likely
as yet, it appears to me that healthy and lasting
connections may most easily be established by
dealing with the Co-operative Societies. j

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>


Project Runeberg, Wed May 15 17:29:29 2019 (aronsson) (download) << Previous Next >>
http://runeberg.org/ruspeace/0086.html

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free