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Leading Russian economist casts doubt on President Putin's predictions for economic growth - Comments

'The possibility of GDP doubling by 2013 is extremely doubtful,' said Yevgeny Yasin, the research director of the Higher School of Economics, yesterday on Echo of Moscow radio. Yasin was commenting on President Vladimir Putin's annual speech to parliament. 'If we begin to grow at 8% a year from tomorrow, then it is achievable,' believes Yasin, 'but as we currently only have growth of 4.3%

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