“The situation in the economy bears clear signs of a crisis,” Deputy Economy Minister Sergei Belyakov said in Moscow yesterday. The cabinet needs to refrain from raising the fiscal burden on companies, which would be the “wrong approach,” he said. “Taking money from companies and asking them afterward to modernize production is illogical and strange.”
Does this even seem possible, after just a couple of days? Surly Russia has made better plans for just such events. Putin is not a stupid man. He knew the possibilities when things started to go south.