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Russia's inflation will be 12-13% in 2022, Kremlin aide says

(Reuters) - Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said inflation will come in at 12-13% in 2022, below earlier expectations, as the economy looks set to defy the gloomiest predictions of a near collapse in the face of Western sanctions.

In a televised government meeting, Belousov also said consumer goods imports had largely rebounded thanks to parallel import schemes designed to replace Western goods that firms have pulled from the Russian market.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by John Stonestreet)