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originally posted by: MissCoyote
ugh Russia wont invade and conquer....rolls eyes. it was however every informative thank you for this post s/f for you
So, what do the Russians make of all this Trump madness?
The White House is pushing House Republicans to ease a bill sanctioning Russia that was passed in the Senate last week.
A bipartisan group of Senators passed the bill 98 to 2 on Thursday. The bill codifies and expands financial sanctions against Russian businesses and individuals in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
a reply to: markosity1973
Russia is crumbling because Putin COLLABORATED with criminal oligarchs when he could not oust them.
Of COURSE the sanctions hurt!!!
Russia’s economy returned to growth at the end of 2016, turning the page on seven consecutive quarters of contraction that laid waste to the middle class after oil prices crashed. Gross domestic product gained 0.3 percent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter after a decline of 0.4 percent in the previous three months, the Federal Statistics Service said Friday. That matched the median of 11 estimates in a Bloomberg survey. GDP shrank 0.2 percent in the full year, the statistics service said, confirming its first reading.