quote by Garry Kasparov

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy.

— Garry Kasparov

Simplistic Russian Economy quotations

The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us.

They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't innovate. But they can impact us if we lose track of who we are.

Russian economy quote No matter the economy of the jungle, the lion will never eat grass.
No matter the economy of the jungle, the lion will never eat grass.

It sometimes seems to me that some of our Western partners do not want Russia to fully recover. They would like Russia to be in a subdued state, and they want Russian resources to be used for the benefit of the U.S. economy.

Russian economy quote We're all consumers. The consumer is not a moron; she is your wife.
We're all consumers. The consumer is not a moron; she is your wife.

Russia depends on natural resources way too much. Russian economy is not diversified enough

Economists believe there are three reasons why the Russian economy is doing so poorly. One, economic sanctions are working. Number two, low-price oil. And number three, Lindsay Lohan has quit drinking vodka.

A lot of the Russian economy is built around people who are one way or another milking the state and taking money from the state and recycling it into their private bank accounts. And there are a lot of people who are taking advantage of that, so it's not just one person. It's a kind of web of people doing that, and that's how the system stays in power and how people stay in control.

Russian economy quote I don’t have a Shopping Problem, I am helping the economy.
I don’t have a Shopping Problem, I am helping the economy.

The Russian economy is about the size of the Italian economy;

it's very small, and Russia's military force is larger than it was, because Putin's been investing in it, but it still doesn't compare to that of the United States, and his reach and aim still don't compare.

The same people the Americans sent over - that we sent over to advise the Russians, we also sent over to advise the Poles about how to build a post-communist economy. Same people, same advice, with radically different results, which leads to suspicion it's not our advice which was the crucial variable. It was the Poles, on one hand, and the Russians on the other. The Poles succeeded; the Russians didn't. Don't blame us.

The Russian economy is way down because of the price of oil, and because the USSR was a big chunk of it.

America is stronger than Russia. Our economy is 16 times larger than the Russian economy.

They [leaders in Western Europe] do not misuse financial instruments, financial injections, but, first of all, seek structural change. This is urgent for our economy as well, maybe even more urgent bearing in mind the problem that we cannot yet deal with, namely the prevalence of the oil and gas sector in the Russian Federation and, as a result, dependence on revenue from oil and gas.

In other words, we do not have to be obsessed with privatizing immediately and at any cost. No, we will not do it at any cost. We will do it in a way that ensures maximum benefit for the Russian state and the Russian economy.

It is true that the role of the state in the Russian economy may be too big today, but from the fiscal standpoint, it is not always practical to do this in a falling market.

There is no need for the Russian state to hold such large stakes and we do intend to put our plans into practice. It is not about whether we want it or not, it is about this being practical or not and the best timing. In general, it is practical from at least one point of view - from the point of view of structural changes in the economy.

Revenge for a terror attack is ideal for Putin's model.

His propaganda machine will be filled with scenes of crash victims if [Vladimir] Putin sees the need for a larger war to stoke his domestic support again as the Russian economy teeters.

The Russian economy is tanking. It's gotten so bad that today Vladimir Putin had to pawn his stolen Super Bowl ring. And Putin will finance his next invasion on Kickstarter.

The Russians could have some (warheads) aimed at Japan, so if we act up they can destroy our economy.

Partly, the Russian system succeeds because, in contrast to the Western industrial economies, it makes full use of its manpower.