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Europe Ruble turning to rubble? No signs of panic in the Kremlin.

Most Russians still blame the West, not their own government, for their intensifying economic pain. President Putin's approval rating has remained around 90 percent.

Ivan Sekretarev/AP

Nadezhda Manontova, a Moscow office worker, is starting to feel the pressure as prices for her modest daily food purchases creep up amid unrelenting inflation now running at around 20 percent. Like many Russians, she's been able to supplement her summer diet with vegetables grown in her own garden, so her main worry is how to feed her two dogs.

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