Western sanctions and low oil prices have reached the pantries of unemployed Russian citizens. Can the foodsharing movement provide a solution that eliminates waste and keeps people from going hungry in hard times?
When the going gets tough, the rich in Russia go shopping, but as the economy worsens there will soon be more up for sale than just luxury goods. Fiona Clark reports from Moscow.
Russian authorities are preparing a stress test for the economy based on oil prices of $25 per barrel. Meanwhile, analysts warn the country could be in for a world of pain if prices continue to plunge.
Low oil profits, sanctions and structural problems have got Russia's economy stuck in a crisis; their emergency reserves are drying up. Still, the conflict with the West could escalate.
Opinion polls show that President Vladimir Putin’s popularity is waning. Fiona Clark asks if it’s time for Russia’s leadership to consider changing its sometimes less than cooperative tune.
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