Russia’s Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev said his country’s economy would return to growth by the end of 2016, a target that Russian analysts view as realistic. “We expect that in the end of the second quarter we will return to growth,” TASS quoted Ulyukayev as saying at a meeting with representatives of business community of Slovakia.

Natalya Orlova, chief economist at Russia's Alfa Bank, told New Europe on May 25 that a return to growth this year “is realistic because most li...


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