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 "If you look at state of Russian economy today it is difficult to call it superpower," - Mogherini

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While acknowledging that Russia is a major global player, European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini told a panel hosted by CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan on Saturday that the country was weak economically.

Censor.NET reports citing CNBC.

"If you look at the state of the Russian economy today it is difficult to call it a superpower," said Mogherini, who is also the high representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy. She noted that its GDP was smaller than that of most of the individual European Union member states.

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"Russia is investing a lot when it comes to defense and military activities but when it comes to economic power - forget it," she added.
 
 
 
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