Posts Tagged ‘Economy of Russia’

Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?

(Media Release) Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia at his end-of-year news conference on Thursday, but as the country’s economy tanks he has nobody to blame but himself, argues Russia analyst Ben Judah. Russia blames the West. Not only for the war in Ukraine – the result, it says, […]

Russia’s fast track to ruin

(Media Release) Here are the numbers that explain why the Russian economy is imploding in the face of a tumbling oil price and Western sanctions. Oil and gas energy represents two thirds of exports of around $530bn (£339bn). Without them, Russia would have a massive deficit on its trade and financial dealings with the rest […]

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