April 29, 2022

Hard Times Ahead


Hard Times Ahead
Colorful, but with dwindling value. The Russian Life file

Alexei Kudrin, former head of Russia's Ministry of Finance and currently president of the Accounts Chamber, revealed his forecast for the Russian economy.

He's not optimistic.

Kudrin predicts the Russian economy will contract by 8.8% in 2022, inflation will hit 20.7% (with another 6% in 2023), and GDP could decline as much as 12.4%.

All of this, of course, is a result of western sanctions.

For context, Russia saw an economic decline of around 3% in 2020, a relatively small amount compared to other states during the COVID pandemic.

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