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Budget Debates Reveal Russia's Weakness

Jun 22, 2015 | 09:30 GMT
Budget Debates Reveal Russia's Weakness
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow.
(ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Even as it deals with a substantial federal deficit, the Kremlin may raid state pension and welfare funds to maintain spending. ...

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