I’m subscribed to a newsletter put out by the Bank of Finland’s Institute for Economies in Transition. Don’t ask how I found it, because I can’t remember, but it’s the perfect thing for someone interested in Russia and economics. (My philosophy in life is if it relates to Russia, it’s probably at least somewhat interesting.) You can sign up for the newsletter here. And never fear, it’s all in English. If you sign up, you’ll get a weekly report with economic analysis on Russia and China. I’m not that interested in China, so I usually just read the Russia stuff. 🙂
Anyway, the annual forecast (this is different from the weekly report I get) just was mailed out last week. It was so interesting, so I thought I’d provide a link so you can read it. Basically, Russia’s economy is due to contract because of lower oil prices. No surprises there, but the analysis has some interesting nitty-gritty stuff about imports and exports, etc.