One could continue to argue about macroeconomic indicators, “historically low inflation”, the country's GDP growth by tenths of a percent, etc., but, in my opinion, the problem of what is happening in Russia and its economy is much more complicated. She has the character of mental choice. The choice between the development of their country and a comfortable life outside.
Foreign assets of Russian officials and businessmen have already become the talk of the town. It is not a secret for anyone that the same First Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Government, I. Shuvalov, has castles in Austria and elite apartments in London. The deputies of the head of the Central Bank have the elite in the USA, Mexico, and deputies, senators (top and middle level) have “modest” apartments in Paris, Vienna, Prague, etc.
One could overlook this fact. In the end, the current legislation is not violated, it allows the “servants of the people” to have assets “there”, but ...
The decisions that have been taken over the past few days, on the one hand, are shocking, on the other - they confirm the logic of those in power who live in “two countries”.