... noticed World Bank's 2022 PPP GDP statistics.
Immediate issue: US $25 trillion GDP is fiction--most of it is in non-productive services and price of assets inflation. Moreover, as I am on record--even PPP criteria is bogus because it doesn't reflect a quantitative effect of real economy. Russia now dwarfs Germany. Here is data from 2020 (it is also in my today's video).
Russian manufacturing may grow significantly this year if industries maintain the current rate of increase, President Vladimir Putin predicted on Thursday. During a meeting with business executives, Putin said that production rose in the first two quarters of this year, and if the trend continues, growth will be 12% in annual terms. The overall situation in the manufacturing is stable, the employment levels are “decent,” and wages are growing, which indicates that Russia’s industry is picking up steam and diversifying, Putin stated.
As I stated for years--Russia's race is not with Germany, it is with Japan and the trend here is clear too. Granted, Japan still is automotive, shipbuilding and electronics superpower. But Russia is growing both in shipbuilding and has a highly developed aerospace industry. So, the target is clear and everything that is needed to achieve it is in place.