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Russia’s GDP has also fallen over the past couple years. Tata specifically mentioned 2014-16. Russia’s GDP was $2.053 trillion (in U.S. dollars) in 2014, according to the World Bank, dropping to $1.331 trillion in 2015 — a drop of about 35 percent.
Adjusted for inflation, however, the drop was more like 3.7 percent because of the struggling ruble.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Territory is earned. Territory is not given. You cannot keep territory without power.
Russia has more than 100 Su-34 and building 88 Su-30SM by 2018. That's why Russia can keep Crimea and Ukraine cannot.