It’s not just trade turnover, but also the exchange of technology and experience and the establishment of regular relationships, even in the area of culture, that should absolutely help to improve the economic prospects for all trading and business partners.
The real economy is the key component in Russia’s economic restructuring. This is where cutting-edge technologies are introduced and jobs for highly skilled workers are created, and, as a result, the standard of living rises.
One thing that can provide immediate help right now, in crisis conditions, is the exchange rate. This is true for exporters as well.
The Russian economy has great prospects. In the long term it will be impossible to meet demand with imports alone, so production itself must be localized.