Putin says Russia’s economy will be cured
President Vladimir Putin assured Russians that the economy would rebound after the rouble’s dramatic slide. |||
Moscow – President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the rouble’s dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.
In an assured performance at a three-hour news conference, Putin blamed the economic problems on external factors and said the crisis over Ukraine was caused by the West, which he accused of building a “virtual” Berlin Wall to contain Russia.
Putin even cracked jokes at times, despite pressure to fix an …read more
Source: Independent Online