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    Putin Accuses the West of Trying to Sideline Russia
    Dec18

    Putin Accuses the West of Trying to Sideline Russia

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years, pledging to diversify the gas-dependent economy and persuade businesses to help prop up the collapsing ruble. While using a litany of accusations against the West, Putin acknowledged that Western economic sanctions over Russia’s...

    Vladimir Putin: Ukraine must remain 1 entity
    Dec18

    Vladimir Putin: Ukraine must remain 1 entity

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is voicing hope that the crisis in Ukraine could be solved through peace talks. …read more Source:...

    Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia
    Dec18

    Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia

    While using a litany of accusations against the West, Putin acknowledged that Western economic sanctions over Russia’s course on Ukraine was just one factor behind the Russian economic crisis, saying a key reason was the nation’s failure to ease its overwhelming dependence on oil and gas exports. Speaking with strong emotion, Putin...

    Western sanctions partly to blame for Russian economic crisis: Putin
    Dec18

    Western sanctions partly to blame for Russian economic crisis: Putin

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Western sanctions have been an important factor in the current economic crisis, but not the only one. Putin said Thursday the influence of Western sanctions acounts roughly for 25 to 30 per cent of factors behind the Russian crisis. He accused the West of trying to infringe on Russia’s...

    Putin voices optimism on economy, ruble
    Dec18

    Putin voices optimism on economy, ruble

    In annual year-end news conference, Russia’s president also strikes somewhat conciliatory chord on Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin Reassures Russians Rouble Will Rise Again
    Dec18

    Putin Reassures Russians Rouble Will Rise Again

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia’s economy would rebound after the rouble’s collapse against the dollar but warned that it could take two years for the country to emerge from crisis. Under pressure to show he has a plan to pull Russia out of crisis at his end-of-year news conference, Putin supported the actions of the...

    Putin: Western sanctions partly responsible for crisis
    Dec18

    Putin: Western sanctions partly responsible for crisis

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Western sanctions have been an important factor in the current economic crisis, but not the only one. Putin said Thursday the influence of Western sanctions acounts roughly for 25 to 30 percent of factors behind the Russian crisis. He accused the West of trying to infringe on Russia’s...

    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...

    Ruble Slipping Again As Putin Says The Situation Is ‘Not A Crisis’
    Dec18

    Ruble Slipping Again As Putin Says The Situation Is ‘Not A Crisis’

    The ruble slipped again as President Vladimir Putin told reporters during his annual press conference on Thursday that the currency’s falls were ‘not a crisis’. At the time of writing the ruble was down 3% against the dollar as Putin attempted to reassure people over the prospects for the Russian economy, which is widely...