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When will Russia become the world's fifth biggest economy? Don't ask Vladimir Putin.
5:25 pm, May 8, 2018
Sources for Putin’s statements in
, again in
. In 2013, Putin
Russia had entered the world’s top five biggest economies, but only in terms of gross domestic product. In “key indicators such as labor productivity,” he said, there was a “two- to three-fold gap” with developed countries.
Our thanks to
for drawing our attention to this trend.
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