NEWSWATCH: “Russia Crawls Back To Life, But Locals Feel Uneasy” – Forbes/ Kenneth Rapoza

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“Russia’s economy surely is better than it was a year ago. But, tell that to the Russians. … 45% of them believe the ‘worst is yet to come’ despite a nice 3.1% recovery in economic growth over the last 12 months ending in May, according to … VTsIOM…. Higher food prices and declining savings were the biggest concerns …. Thanks to the constant drum beat of war and the Russia collusion narrative in the United States, the fears of a military conflict with the Americans over Syria or Ukraine has been rising steadily, VTsIOM pollsters showed. … Russian fears of war stood at 20% in June versus 12% in January …. The biggest concerns are domestic, VTsIOM’s survey shows. The risk of falling incomes topped the list for Russian worrywarts. …”

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