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Meltdown averted but six months on, Russians face economic pain

Russia Izhevsk vegetable sellers

Moscow, RussiaReuters Russia’s economy has avoided the meltdown many predicted after Moscow sent its forces into Ukraine six months ago, with higher prices for its oil exports cushioning the impact of Western sanctions, but hardships are emerging for some Russians.  After predicting at one point that the economy would shrink more than 12 per cent this […]