I was reading some Russian propaganda and came across this tidbit:
Indeed, the sanctions have done what many considered impossible: they jolted the country’s economy out of the well-trodden path of oil and gas dependency. Russians are re-learning to manufacture what they once could but no longer bothered with – passenger planes, trains, ships, and the like, not to speak of garments and furniture. The Russian government has set sights even higher, toward regaining the level of technological sovereignty that was abandoned in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise.
That would obviously sound good to any Russian.
But what is the reality:
- Are there any concrete actions taken by the Russian government towards this directions - for example, has Putin's administration actually passed any legislation for this? Or taken (and implemented) any executive policies towards this goal?
- Has any local defunct industry been actually revived?
- Has any foreign investors expressed interest in starting such industries in Russia?
(Note: I am not interested in answers about Russia's economy or who it is selling its oil and gas to now, but only want to know about their current policies - post-sanctions - on domestic manufacturing and the actual results so far. Russian sources are welcome, but supporting foreign media sources would be preferred).