The downgrade of Russia’s credit ratings is politically-motivated and cannot be credible. US credit rating agencies use ideological criteria and have nothing to do with a central government’s ability to generate revenues and its ability to repay debts. “If we only hire people that are afraid of it

2015) The downgrade of Russia’s credit ratings is politically-motivated and cannot be credible. US credit rating agencies use ideological criteria and have nothing to do with a central government’s ability to generate revenues and its ability to repay debts. "If we only hire people that are afraid of it," he said.