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Reuters/Ilya Naymushin An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, December 17, 2014.

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The ruble currency storm is over, but is the Russian economy ready for the next one?

May 18, 2015, Sergey Aleksashenko

Recent data show the Russian economy contracted 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015. In this article, Sergey Aleksashenko delves into the events that led to the downturn, and what we can expect for the rest of 2015.