MOSCOW, March 18 Russia could postpone major
privatisation deals to the second half of the year from the
second quarter, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the
state property management agency as saying on Tuesday.
"It may obviously (happen), we could do it in the third and
in the fourth quarter," Olga Dergunova was quoted as saying.
On Monday, Russia's government acknowledged for the first
time that the economy was in crisis, undermining earlier
attempts by officials to suggest albeit weakening growth could
weather sanctions over Ukraine.