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Russia Economic - Gaidar Forum 2015

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Report from the Embassy In Moscow on PM Medvedev's speech at the recent Gaidar Forum.


PM Medvedev reiterates his analysis of Russia’s deteriorating economic situation. Finance Minister Siluanov suggests that the lower oil price could leave Russia with a 3 trillion rouble (£30 billion) fiscal gap – and warns that a proposed 10% federal budget cut would only cover one-third of this. Medvedev also says that the government will seek immediate repayment of Russia’s $3 billion Ukrainian bonds unless Kyiv provides assurances that it will honour its debts.