Latest News Wires Putin discusses Russian economy, relations with West during news conference

The Russian president said he would address the nation's economic woes during a televised news conference Thursday in Moscow.

By , Associated Press

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President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.