23 Dec '14, 5pm

Analysts: #Russia’s economic crisis could push #Putin to lash out:

Analysts: #Russia’s economic crisis could push #Putin to lash out:

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, takes part in a meeting of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon sits at right. Alexei Druzhinin, RIA Novosti/Presidential Press Service Related NATO chief rejects Russian veto on membership of former Soviet states NATO’s civilian leader said Monday that the alliance would not give Russia any guarantees that it wouldn’t allow former Soviet allies to join its ranks, asserting that no country outside NATO had a “veto” over membership. STUTTGART, Germany — After riding high as the conqueror of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin now looks like he could be on the ropes, reeling from the collapse of oil prices, Western sanctions and a free-falling ruble that have thrust Moscow into crisis. The question now vexing security analysts is ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/analysts-russia-s-economic-crisis-...

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rt.com 26 Dec '14, 1pm

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stripes.com 20 Dec '14, 1pm

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mashable.com 26 Dec '14, 5pm

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