Woman using tablet to photograph Russian president Vladimir Putin during his end-of-year news conference
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Russian president blames woes on 'outside factors'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed what he called "outside factors" for the falling value of the rouble.

Speaking at his end-of-year address, he admitted that it could take two years for the country to recover from its current economic troubles.

Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg analyses Mr Putin's three-hour conference.

  • 18 Dec 2014
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