The Russian economy is prepared for any sanctions, said the columnist for Forbes

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The Russian economy in 2014 is on the «most pessimistic scenario», the Central Bank is ready to sanctions and lower oil prices, says Forbes columnist Ken Raposa.

The author quoted the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Ksenia yudayeva, who recently said that the regulator has taken into account all the scenarios of the deterioration of the situation, including the decline in oil prices to $ 35 per barrel. While Raposa emphasizes that the Russian budget is based on oil prices around 50 dollars, and if the cost of raw materials will be below this mark, it will have to be cut.

The article notes that the U.S. threaten Russia with new sanctions, but where did they come from, is unclear.

«Hired lawyers from different oligarchs in recent times hang out in Washington, trying to convince congressmen of the need to take sanctions against their competitors, but the administration of the tramp as a whole deals with the fact that introducing individual measures against important Russians with big names,» he writes.

The columnist stresses that Moscow has a plan even in that case, if the US restricted country in terms of the use of the dollar, referring, most likely, the policy of de-dollarization of the Russian economy.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated over the situation in Ukraine, where in 2014 there was a coup, and around the Crimea, which reunited with Russia after the referendum held there. Western countries have accused Russia of meddling in the Affairs of Ukraine and have imposed sanctions. Moscow retaliated, repeatedly denied the charges and claimed to talk to her in the language of sanctions is counterproductive.

Recently, some media reported that the government allegedly is developing a project to de-dollarize the economy on the basis of proposals Costin this document in a week or two supposedly approves Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

In a press-service of the Cabinet said that the issue of reducing the economy’s dependence on the dollar worked out, but plans to completely abandon the American currency. Presidential aide Andrei Belousov on the sidelines of the Russian energy week confirmed that work is being done on behalf of the President.