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Russia's Economy Faces Stormy Seas Despite Moscow's Optimistic Forecast

Sim Tack
Senior Global Analyst , Stratfor
Mar 19, 2020 | 11:00 GMT
A digital board displaying currency exchange rates in Moscow on March 18, 2020.

A digital board displaying currency exchange rates in Moscow on March 18, 2020.

(Photo by Vladimir Gerdo/TASS via Getty Images)

If oil stays below $40 throughout the year, Russia could slide back into recession and see its ongoing economic challenges worsen, sapping the government's popularity....

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