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Growth in transition

February 22, 2014 08:30

RIA Novosti / Maksim Bogodvid

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What does Russia need to do to achieve “quality growth”? How does the Russian consumer feel? And, what is happening with the ruble?

To discuss the Russian economy, Peter Lavelle is joined by Yaroslav Lissovolik, Timothy Krause and Simon Fentham-Fletcher.

Comments (8)


conservative one 01.05.2014 23:53

Please. Since when is consumption the way to growth? Is Russia looking for a "service" economy too. A country needs to have a self sufficient culture and that doesn't mean stuffing one's face with fatty cakes while watching some idiotic TV show or playing video games, like in America.


Enrique 08.04.2014 01:59

First, Russia needs to increase productivity so inflation can be cut.

Third, now that energy prices are coming down it is a good moment to increase investment in the private business.. Credit should be granted to small business companies.


Carl 23.03.2014 03:00

Growth? How is it calculated?

It's not so important. What should be measured is quality of life, healthy citizens, quality food, sound monetary policies not hocus pocus. I this currency being leveraged so that it becomes worth less.

Russi a is a different system then the USA so don't use the markers that are used here. Measure Russia's economy in a manner that is consistent with the Russian economy.

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