Russian President Vladimir Putin called to convene the Presidium of the Economic Council on Wednesday. The group, which has not met in two years, will try to come up with a plan to solve Russia's economic problems.
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Russia's economic strategy is in disarray. The government has already cut its federal budget for 2016 twice, and the Kremlin has still not made a final decision on this year's spending. After muddling through two years of economic hardship, government members, silovarchs and technocrats are squabbling over how to escape a prolonged crisis. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin resurrected his Presidium of the Economic Council to come up with a plan for the next three years. ...
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