Vladimir Putin may not have been able to use the 2018 FIFA World Cup to distract Russians sufficiently to prevent them from protesting rising gas prices and plans to increase taxes and the retirement age; but he has achieved one thing: Western coverage of Russia has focused on the world cup rather than an avalanche…

via Three pieces of very bad economic news for Putin — Euromaidan Press

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