Putin predicts economic recovery but warns West against pressuring Russian ‘bear’

By Michael Birnbaum, Karoun Demirjian, December 18, 2014

MOSCOW — Vowing that the West would never hold Russia down, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday promised that his nation’s troubled economy would recover in two years despite a looming recession, a severely weakened ruble and growing fears about economic instability.Read full article >>