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Another Tough Year Expected For Putin (Video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a tough 2014 and now with Russia’s economy heading for recession it doesn’t look like next year it will be any better.

See the above video for a wrap-up of Putin’s 2014 which includes Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the country’s deteriorating relations with the West.

Meanwhile the combination of:

  • Low oil prices
  • Western sanctions
  • A tumbling rouble

 …means Russia’s economy is gasping.

Despite this, the former–KGB agent has the support of 80 percent of Russia’s population due to in part of his tough stance against the West.

Got any ideas how Putin will fare in 2015?

 

 

 

James Burke
What keeps the world ticking? James is always looking for the answer and the latest news from around the globe. When he's not behind his computer, he's basking in the Thailand sun, or dreaming of the southern hemisphere, where he grew up in rural Australia.

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