Posts Tagged ‘Russian economic history’

The rise and fall and rise of Russia’s economy

December 22, 2014

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Source: Business Insider.

I love charts and maps as a way of conveying information, but they’re no better than the sources of the underlying information.  I think this chart, the chart in the previous post and almost any chart showing a trend running for a century or more are necessarily based on a certain amount of educated guesswork and a certain amount of comparisons of apples and oranges.

So please take the information in the charts I post not as certain facts, but as intelligent opinion.

That said, I think the chart above shows the progress that Russia has made in building itself into a strong nation, and the resiliency of the Russian people.   Russians have gone through a lot worse than they’re going through now, and survived as a nation.