"The investment rates in terms of GDP in Russia make up 20 %. This is too little for a country which has in fact completed the transitional period and whose GDP is growing at the rate of over 5% per year. At present the investment potential of Russia is far greater than real investments," he said.
According to Mr. Timmer, a country that shows growth rates similar to Russia's at the present moment, should demonstrate investments at the level of 60-70% in terms of GDP.
"As nothing of the kind is taking place so far, this shows that Russia is still experiencing difficulties," he said.