The Russian economy is in bad shape, no matter what the Kremlin says: Russian economistnews.yahoo.com/russian-economy-bad-shape-no-085202250.html
None The "real situation" in Russia's economy is bad, Russian economist Igor Lipsits told Reuters.
• None Russian authorities' rosy announcements are aimed at making the Kremlin happy, he said.
• None Around 14% of Russians live below or are on the brink of poverty, he added.
The Kremlin has been painting a rosy picture of the country's economy even amid a swathe of Western…