Only losers with no interest in facts, would come here and claim that Russia today is the same as it was in 1998.
That is what the troll clowns above are precisely doing.
The Russian GDP is 1/3 the size of the US in real terms. The consumer-centric PPP factor totally fails to scale the
Russian MIC and most of its industry. Food prices in Moscow are not a valid basis for a PPP adjustment. The clowns
who engage in such surveys are the same ones who put weighted averages to calculate the CPI. So they assume
that food only accounts for 13% of household expenditures, etc. If you impose such weights a priori, then you are
skewing the results. The 13% changes if the food prices increase above inflation as they actually are doing in Canada
and the USA. While the official CPI is 2%, food prices are going up 7-10% per year. I know, I spend my money on
The USSR was soft and weak. Russia's economy today is substantially stronger and more developed than that
of the USSR. The USSR couldn't even replace the Japanese gauge railway on Sakhalin. The current infrastructure
projects in Russia (road, railway, ship building, petrochemicals, value added resource derived production) put the
USSR to shame.
But barking mutts will keep barking that Russia = fail.
Worry about your own problems, you fcuking koonts.