From Cold War to hot properties

real estate supply and demand imbalance in Russia may create a unique opportunity for property investors.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVESelected statistics on the Russian economy

Area (sq. km) 17,075,200
Population 142,893,540
Population growth rate -0.4%
Life expectancy (years) 67
GDP $1.5 trillion
GDP per capita $10,700
Unemployment rate 7.6%
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 11.0%
Exchange rate (4/6/06) 1 USD = 27.7 rubles