Russia’s Economy: Surviving but Not Thriving

Moscow has not solved its structural problems, and the scale of its informal economy won’t help.

The Russian economy has ostensibly avoided disaster during a difficult year in which it faced the threat of new sanctions, dramatic fluctuations in oil prices and pandemic-induced restrictions on economic activity. Exports and investment inflows fell, but output as a whole was better than expected and better than in several other developed countries. The numbers […]

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Ekaterina Zolotova
Ekaterina Zolotova is an analyst for Geopolitical Futures. Prior to Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Zolotova participated in several research projects devoted to problems and prospects of Russia’s integration into the world economy. Ms. Zolotova has a specialist degree in international economic relations from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. In addition, Ms. Zolotova studied international trade and international integration processes. Her thesis was on features of economic development of Venezuela. She speaks native Russian and is fluent in English.