MOSCOW May 22 Russian First Deputy Prime
Minister Igor Shuvalov said "informal pressure" exerted by the
West was having serious consequences for Russia's economy, RIA
news agency reported on Thursday.
"We sense and understand that the informal character of the
pressure, which is being exerted by the United States and
countries of the European Union, it is all causing serious
consequences for our economy," Shuvalov was quoted as saying on
the sidelines of the St Petersburg Economic Forum.
(Reporting by Thomas Grove, editing by Elizabeth Piper)