MOSCOW, 14 APR - RIA Novosti/Prime. The Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said the main reason for the slow increase of the Russian economy is not punishment, and the internal structural imbalances.
"it is necessary to note that the slowdown in economic increase is not only the events of the past year, the problems have become apparent much earlier. According to the results of 2013 the pace of economic improvement had slowed to 1, 3%. Why has growth slowed? The key reason is the accumulated structural imbalances, " said the Minister, speaking at the Collegium of the Ministry of Finance.
Western countries since March 2014 several times Already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in February 2015, when expanded sanctions list of the EU.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news