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Russia to Toss $43 Billion toward Crisis

As part of the Russian government’s new idea of telling everybody their plans for the crisis recovery, here comes a whopping figure for the 2009 – $43.1 billion dollars to implement anti-crisis measures and support social services spending.  Pavel K. Baev still thinks that the “lethargy” of the crisis plan is very worrying, and that the Kremlin lacks a viable strategy:  “The anti-crisis plan designed by the government last autumn was based on the assumption that the accumulated financial reserves would cushion the impact of the recession, but it is now evident that no amount of money will help the state support production of goods that cannot be sold.