The Russian authorities intend to take the Russians to the cleaners.
The crisis canceled out all the previous results: in 2000-2016, the Russian economy has grown less than the global one.
The decision is expected to be made in early 2016, says the agency.
Russian operation in Syria costs $2.4 million per day at a conservative estimate, calculated the British IHS Jane's Analytical Center. In reality, however, this figure could be twice as high as they claim.
The anti-crisis measures announce by the government will exacerbate the problems in the Russian economy, and the subsequent decline in GDP and stagnation may last for many years, believes chief critic of the government, the head of the Committee of Civil Initiatives Alexey Kudrin.
Instead of the economic development the Russians have been given 15 minutes of happiness in front of the TV. At least, every day.
The president and his entourage decided that foreign exchange reserves are large enough to suffer the consequences of possible sanctions and Western countries will not persist.