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As the value of the Russian ruble declines, citizens of neighboring former Soviet countries are finding out how deeply entwined their economies remain. Countries dependent on trade with Russia or remittances from citizens working in the giant neighbor are bracing for hard times. More
The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods. More
Economists say the collapse of the ruble is due to a combination of Western sanctions and the uncontrollable drop in world oil prices. But many Russians are still searching for particular countries or people to blame. We look at some of the most popular scapegoats. More
As Russia’s currency plunges, the Obama administration is delivering a message about the impact of Western sanctions: We told you so. More
The Russian Central Bank has raised its interest rate to a staggering 17 percent in a move to stop the ruble devaluing further. But the ruble keeps falling and the bank's action risks weakening Russia's ailing economy further. More
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