“This year, the Russian economy is the G-20’s worst performer, contracting by 3.8%, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecast. And things could easily have been worse. President Vladimir Putin claims that his economic policies remain consistent; in fact, he has wisely changed course, limiting the damage that could have been done had he not.”
Anders Åslund is Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. and comments Putin’s new economic policies at the Project Syndicate. Read the full commentary here
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