If the food embargo in Russia did not work, the cost of a set of sanctioned goods would be lower by about three percent, and set nesanktsionnymi products would be cheaper by 2.9 per cent. On average, every Russian has lost 4.4 thousand rubles per year. To such conclusion experts of the Ranepa as a result of the evaluation of the loss of consumers from the introduction of Russia's counter-sanctions in 2014. The study is in the possession "of the Tape.ru".
The increase in annual inflation in the imposition of sanctions amounted to an average of 3.1 percentage points, estimated by experts. The study also noted that the impact on annual inflation was uneven in time: stronger — in the first six months to a year, after which it began to decline, and consumers switched to cheaper products of lower quality.
"The embargo benefits the producers only in the short term, in the long-term effect of the embargo on the performance of the market is reduced", — said specialists of the impact of sanctions on the business.
Russia imposed an embargo on the import of a whole list of products from EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, Norway and many other countries in response to their economic sanctions in August 2014. Restrictions apply until 31 December 2017 and can be extended.
Russia intends to take any further action to recover the amount of money which Ukraine owes for undertaken obligations. This statement was made by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, commenting on the decision of the High court of London in the case of Ukraine's debt to Russia on Eurobonds for $ 3 billion.
Kiev respects the decision of the High court of London, a debt dispute with Moscow, reported the Ministry of Finance. "The English court did not support the position of Ukraine concerning the so-called Russian debt, but allowed the appeal", — is told in the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance.
The decision of the High court of London shall be final and binding Ukraine to pay Russia the debt on Eurobonds for three billion dollars, according to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. "Any additional hearings on this matter in the High Court of London not expected", — noted in the Ministry.
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
"Barcelona" will offer Argentine striker Lionel Messi a contract under which he will receive 35 million euros per season. According to Spanish publication Marca, both parties are interested in the extension of the agreement, the validity of which ends in the summer of 2018.