The Russian economy is going through a difficult period: although GDP growth saw a significant rebound in 2021 (+4.3%), the devaluation of the ruble continues and inflation remains in double figures despite repeated interventions by the Central Bank aimed at raising interest rates. All this, combined with the strong geopolitical tensions taking place on the border with Ukraine, risks holding back Moscow's growth in 2022 and 2023. But Russia has a sharp arrow in its bow: that of energy, being the main supplier of gas to Europe, which imports over 30% of its gas from Moscow. What are the prospects for the Russian economy this year and, consequently, for its main European partners in terms of trade and investment? What are the main challenges, also of a geopolitical nature, for foreign investors?
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