Russian economy under strain after many flee to border following military call-up Sept. 22, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

Large numbers of Russian citizens are trying to leave the country to escape the military mobilisation announced by Vladimir Putin. Direct flights to visa- free countries are sold out, and long queues of cars are lining up at the borders. Professor Nikolai Petrov, Senior Research Fellow with the Russia Programme at think tank Chatham House in London talks about the impact of this on the economy. Bad weather has knocked out the entire electricity supply on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Fiona causes havoc. We hear from Angelique Sina who runs a business on the Island. And …



Large numbers of Russian citizens are trying to leave the country to escape the military mobilisation announced by Vladimir Putin. Direct flights to visa- free countries are sold out, and long queues of cars are lining up at the borders. Professor Nikolai Petrov, Senior Research Fellow with the Russia Programme at think tank Chatham House in London talks about the impact of this on the economy. Bad weather has knocked out the entire electricity supply on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Fiona causes havoc. We hear from Angelique Sina who runs a business on the Island. And Sean O' Kane an Auto Reporter with Bloomberg News talks about the fallout from electric car giant Tesla after it recalls more than a million cars.