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Bad weather in Russia: 5 economic implications

  • 26 Jul 09:36

This summer’s bad weather is not only putting a downer on the life in the capital, it’s also severely affecting the domestic economy. Farmers have been hit hardest while inflation and unemployment is on the rise. However, fashion retailers are offering big discounts in a bid to sell summer clothes - so there is one upside. This summer in the western part of Russia has been unusually cold and rainy. From May, Moscow witnessed rain, thunderstorms, and even snow. The Russian Hydrometeorological Center called May the “coldest” and June the“second coldest” the country has witnessed in the 21st century. The average temperature in June. Read more...