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Vladimir Putin

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  • Putin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedy

    President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis. Defiant and confident at a three-hour news conference, Putin blamed...
  • EU to Putin: 'Change attitude'

    The European Union's foreign policy chief urged President Vladimir Putin to adopt a "radical change in attitude" and begin cooperating as EU leaders gathered to map out a long-term strategy for dealing with an economically wounded Russia. Federica...
  • Arguing over Russian reserves: $400 billion or half that?

    Defending the rouble has cost Russia around $80 billion this year, and depending on who's doing the calculations, its usable hard currency reserves are now either starting to run low, or at a healthy $400 billion-plus. While Russia has only slowed the...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • Putin is still Putin as he blasts West in talk on Russia's economic woes

    BERLIN During his annual news conference from Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that while plummeting oil prices and a free-falling ruble are reasons for concern, the economic crisis will pass, and Russia will be ready to move...
  • Equities rise on Fed signals; oil resumes declines

    Equities rise on Fed signals; oil resumes declines
    Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street up more than 1 percent for a second straight day with investor sentiment buoyed by comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year. The Swiss franc tumbled after the...
  • Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

    Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equalled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on. The 28-year-old was lauded...
  • Putin: 'External factors' are to blame for plunging Russian economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for the plunge in his country's economy, but said it would bounce back within two years even “under the most unfavorable circumstances.” Speaking at his annual news conference...
  • Putin says government must take additional measures on economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the government had to take additional measures to forge economic stability. "There have been results but the government must take other measures," he told his annual end-of-the-year news conference,...
  • Putin says Russia must diversify its economy

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia needed to take the opportunity to diversify its economy to protect it from external shocks. He told his annual end-of-year news conference: "Current external conditions are spurring us on, will make...
  • Putin says central bank, government taking adequate measures

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the central bank and government were taking adequate measures to support the rouble and that Russia's current economic situation was caused by external factors. He told his annual end-of-year news...