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Briefing: The Ruble Slides Again

How low can it go?
How low can it go?

The ruble sinks to its lowest level since March as oil prices continue their slide spelling more trouble for the Russian economy.

On the latest Power Vertical Briefing, I discuss the Russian currency's woes, its causes, and effects with RFE/RL Senior Editor Steve Gutterman.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.

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