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Country data

141.9 million
17,075,000 sq km

Key developments and challenges

  • Economic growth has been decelerating. GDP growth slowed, from 3.4 per cent in 2012 to 1.4 per cent in the first half of 2013, against the backdrop of lower export demand and moderation of commodity prices. High capacity utilisation and relatively low unemployment also point to apparent limits to potential growth.
  • A new agricultural policy framework came into effect. It aligns the instruments of state support to the agriculture sector with the requirements of membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO), following Russia’s accession in August 2012.
  • The Central Bank of Russia assumed the responsibilities of a single financial market regulator. It became responsible for the regulation and supervision of both bank and non-bank financial institutions. The Central Bank’s mandate has also been broadened to include creation of the right conditions for balanced and sustainable economic growth.

Russia in the 2013 Transition Report

Kazan, Russia

Our work in Russia

The EBRD is currently only supporting its existing projects and clients in Russia.


Key facts about the EBRD's work in Russia

No. of projects


Net EBRD investment

€24.4 billion

Gross disbursements

€18.1 billion

Portfolio in private sector



Last updated 30 June 2014

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The EBRD and Russia

The EBRD remains present in Russia to support existing projects and our clients. However, we are currently not in a position to undertake new business there due to guidance given by the majority of the EBRD’s Board of Directors, who in July 2014 indicated to the EBRD’s Management that, for the time being, they would be unable to approve new investments in the Russian Federation.

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