We are joined by Ben Aris of BNE.eu to discuss the latest from the Russian economy as it confronts a falling ruble, trade wars and self-imposed sanctions. We look on the bright side of these sanctions which has seen a renaissance in the Russian food scene and they examine accusations from a leading British commentator that Russia can never develop a Google . . . uh, despite having a Yandex, the biggest tech company in Europe. We also look at asset stripping banks in Russia to buy property in London and the reserve fund being used for precisely what it was accumulated to do.