As the Russian economy sinks ever lower, the Kremlin will become even more desperate. The house arrests of those with money will accelerate into a vicious circle, for by robbing those with money, there will be less money to go around, and the economy will sink even further. I guess Putin does not know the tale of the goose that laid the golden eggs. As the Russian economist, Sergey Aleksashenko writes in his February 22 Nota Bene column: If Russian authorities wanted to decisively destroy hope for a turn-around of the economy to a trajectory of growth that would be to publicly demonstrate that property in Russia is not protected by anything.
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