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    Putin: Russia’s Economy Will Rebound In 2 Years At Most
    Dec18

    Putin: Russia’s Economy Will Rebound In 2 Years At Most

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving a huge press conference today that’s likely to last several hours, speaking about his country’s economy and the collapse of the ruble. Putin is also expected to address Russia’s conflicts with the West. For those who want to follow along, several English-speaking journalists, including...

    With Russia’s economy in tatters, Putin faces tough questions at annual press conference
    Dec18

    With Russia’s economy in tatters, Putin faces tough questions at annual press conference

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin faced difficult questions from the media at his annual marathon press conference Thursday in Moscow amid the country’s worst economic crisis since the 1998 default. European and U.S. sanctions against Russia over Putin’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, and his political and military...

    Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis
    Dec18

    Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis

    President Vladimir Putin is holding his end-of-year news conference Thursday amid a growing economic crisis in Russia. It is expected to be dominated by debate over the ruble, with Russia’s national currency struggling to cope with falling oil prices and sanctions. The Kremlin leader is also expected to take questions on Ukraine and on...

    14 awkward photos of world leaders that explain 2014
    Dec18

    14 awkward photos of world leaders that explain 2014

    It was a tough year for global events. From serious conflicts in Syria and Ukraine to the Ebola outbreak and the apparent destruction of not one but two Malaysia Air passenger planes, it sometimes felt like the world was bouncing from one horror to the other, never quite able to comprehend any of them. It […] …read more Source: The...

    Western sanctions may last for decades, Russian minister says
    Dec18

    Western sanctions may last for decades, Russian minister says

    Russia’s economy is heading for recession, dragged lower by sanctions imposed by the West over Ukraine and weak oil prices, a cornerstone of state revenues …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Putin backed by 80 per cent of Russians despite sinking ruble, economic woes: poll
    Dec18

    Putin backed by 80 per cent of Russians despite sinking ruble, economic woes: poll

    From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. And yet most Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution. …read more Source:...

    Russia Minister Says Western Sanctions Over Ukraine Could Be In Place For ‘Decades’
    Dec18

    Russia Minister Says Western Sanctions Over Ukraine Could Be In Place For ‘Decades’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. “When a U.S. law is passed it is very hard to change it afterwards – looks like it will be in place for...

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

    MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. …read more Source: U.S....

    AP Poll: 80 percent of Russians back Putin despite ruble’s fall
    Dec18

    AP Poll: 80 percent of Russians back Putin despite ruble’s fall

    From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls

    MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah…. …read more Source: Associated...