The climate doctrine recently discussed by the Russian Cabinet could mark a shift in the thinking of the Russian high-level policy-makers similar to that of the Stern review in the UK. The costs of climate change were first time reported in the headlines, and it was argued that mitigation policies would be good for the Russian economy. But to re-enforce these positive Russian developments they should be recognized internationally. This paper provides an update on Russian climate policy following the Climate Strategies East-West Investment project, which was completed last year.