Eight out of ten (82%) of Russians consider themselves happy, according to a recent survey conducted by state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM).
The board of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) resolved to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 7.5% at the policy meeting of March 17, while maintaining a hawkish rhetoric, but refrained from issuing a tougher monetary guidance.
Australia is to become the seventh country in the world to introduce nuclear-powered submarines to its naval fleet, as part of a newly brokered deal between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS), reports Statista.
Ukraine saw an increase in overdue loans last year, rising from 34% to 39%, Ukraine Business News reported on March 14.
Russia has brought in a new all-time high record harvest of 153mn-155mn tonnes of grain, President Vladimir Putin said during the visit to the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant on March 14.
Russian inflation figures for February show the rate fell slightly below market expectations at 11% year on year. However, experts predict that it will fall further in March, to the central bank's target rate of 4% as base effects take hold.
Russia’s sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) plummeted by 62.1% y/y to 41,900 in February, the Association of European Businesses said.
Russian service providers posted an upturn in business activity during February 2023, showing the first increase in output five months and helping to put composite output PMI (services and manufacturing) into positive territory.
Russian manufacturing firms indicated a further improvement in operating conditions in February, with the rate of expansion being the fastest since early-2017, according to the latest PMI reports from S&P Global.
Despite major efforts by the US, the EU and other countries to restrict Russia's fossil fuel revenues, the country is still earning more than half a billion dollars from oil and gas sales per day.
In the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is now the most-sanctioned country in the world, with 14,081 sanctions on Russian individuals and entities currently in place.
Looking at pledges of military aid to Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and January 15, 2023, the US government has committed to providing more financial assistance for military purposes than any other country.
In the lead-up to the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, visits of world leaders have picked up in Kyiv. US President Joe Biden, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez all visited President Zelenskiy this week
According to a new survey by the independent institute Levada Center, 75% of Russian said in January that they supported the actions of Russian military forces in Ukraine, Statista reports.
Invasion of Ukraine "accompanied by all-out repression and censorship at home", says EIU, presenting latest Democracy Index.
The New START missile treaty (New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was signed by the United States and Russia in 2010 and brought into force from February 2011. And it was very effective.
Gas reserves in Europe's underground storage facilities (UGS) have dropped to 69bn cubic metres and are 63.7% full as of February 22, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) reports.
Russia's budget deficit has increased significantly in recent months and is likely to remain under pressure due to lower oil prices and higher military spending, according to Capital Economics.
Russia will increase grain exports to 55-60mn tonnes by the end of the current agricultural year, President Vladimir Putin said during his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on February 21.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) lowered its forecast for Russia's economic growth in 2022 to 3.5% in 2022 but maintained its forecast for a 3% decline in GDP in 2023.