Russia Struggles With Flagging Economy


Moscow, capital of a Russia where the economy is no longer full steam ahead. In the shadow of its grandeur, signs of deprivation. Growth is slowing. Two per cent this year is on the cards. That compares to over four in recent years - seven before the financial crisis - in line with the rapid expansion enjoyed by the other emerging BRIC economies. Increasingly, its problems are seen as deep set, hard to cure.