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“We are witnessing a clinical death of the Russian economy. The economy’s heart, investments, is going to stop,” Khvylia quotes the Russian as saying, citing The Belarussian partisan.
“The slowdown began in 2011, and it is no surprise for economists. Western sanctions and dropping oil prices have merely accelerated the process,” the scientist says.
“For 50 years since 1965, the discovery of Russia’s huge oil reserves in Samotlor, offered Russia an easy ride with lavish oil revenues.
Seven-eight years back, the economists who were working on drafting Russia’s strategy till 2020, were unanimous in saying, “The model whereby Russia is relying merely on the sales of raw materials (oil, gas, wood, minerals) is unproductive and must be changed – or the irreversible will happen.” I am convinced that the irreversible is going to happen soon,” the Russian economist says.
As I've mentioned many times in the past, putting all his eggs in one basket was a wrong move. Totally disowned the rest of Russia's potential. And now who's paying the cost! Its people, for allowing the continuance of the Romanov attitude of serfdom. The only ones that can change it is Russians.
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