Russia has never been faced With this set of simultaneous calls - a sharp drop in oil prices And unprecedented tough sanctions pressure, said Tuesday the Prime Minister Medvedev D. a..
"for the first time in recorded history of Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but something I'm currently going to illustrate it , for example, And generally in recorded history in the 20th century our country was under the influence of 2 external shocks - a sharp drop in oil prices And unprecedented tough sanctions pressure. With this set of simultaneous calls we've never encountered, " said Medvedev in the process of the report on work of the government in the state Duma.
The Prime Minister reminded that in the history of the USSR And Russia were periods when oil prices were very low, And, for example, in 1998 the cost was $ 9 per barrel. And this reduction, According to Medvedev, it is comparable With current To reflect changes in the purchasing power of the dollar And the ruble by 2015, the average wage in our country And other factors.
"Yes, there were different punishments: And against the Soviet Union, And against Russia