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Beyond the Recession, More Problems Await Russia

Jun 1, 2017 | 09:30 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin might be leading his country out of a punishing recession, but his hold on power has suffered as a result.
(ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's economy is recovering, slowly but surely. But that doesn't mean its troubles are behind it. Relative to its last convalescence after the 2009 recession, which was deeper, the Russian economy's current recovery is far less robust, in large part because of lackluster oil prices. (The country loses $2 billion...

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