Russia fact of the day

By 2015, Moscow will boast the 10 tallest office buildings in Europe–and already prime office rents in Moscow are going above $2,000 a square meter, 50 percent higher than the most prestigious skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan.

Here is more, interesting throughout, and thanks to John Bailey for the pointer.

Addendum: Don’t forget this part — about corruption — either:

Indeed, by some estimates, Russia’s GDP growth should have been closer to 14 percent–after all, Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter at a time when prices have tripled during the last half decade.


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