Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin - Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, February 5, 2016.

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Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?

February 9, 2016, Sergey Aleksashenko

With Russia's continued economic woes and the presidential election fast approaching in 2018, Sergey Aleksashenko explains that Vladimir Putin will have a number of challenges ahead in the effort to put the country's economy back on track.

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