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Russian GDP Seen at Slowest Since 2009 as Oil Adds to Pain

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Russia’s third-quarter economic growth was the slowest since a 2009 contraction as the slumping price of crude oil and the ruble’s plunge added to the effect of sanctions over Ukraine, a survey of economists showed.

Gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent from a year earlier after expanding 0.8 percent in the previous three months, according to the median estimate of 21 economists in a Bloomberg survey. The statistics office in Moscow will release the data tomorrow or Nov. 14.