Welcome to our web site on the Russian economy. We encourage you to add our site to your list of bookmarks or favorites. The object of this site is to provide scholarly discussion and analysis of Russia’s economy in global perspective. We address the issues surrounding contraction, recovery, and economic growth in Russia and other post-central plan economies, giving special attention to comparisons with China. Our focus is on systematic factors that account for long-term economic growth using the lessons from Russia, China, the former East Germany, and other post-central plan economies. Read more about the Russian Economy.