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Russia was rocked today by some of its strongest protests yet as thousands rallied across the vast country to attack the Kremlin's response to the global economic crisis.
The marches, complete with Soviet-style red flags and banners, pose a challenge to a government which has faced little threat from the fragmented opposition and politically apathetic population during the boom years fuelled by oil.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Fortune) -- One of the more repeated comments heard in the after hours chatter in the salons of Davos was that no one from the financial industry has actually apologized for the mess they've created in the global financial system.
It is true that many of Wall Street's whipping-boys decided not to attend this year's World Economic Forum. Merrill's John Thain and Barclay president Robert Diamond, Jr. didn't show up for a session titled "Scenarios for the Future of the Global Financial System." Those bankers who did make an appearance argued we shouldn't play the blame game. As one put it with some bitterness: "What we call greed now, we called success a year ago."
Davos ministers look to free trade for solutions - 1 Feb 09
On the last day of the World Economic Forum, key trade ministers have vowed to push forward international free trade talks and fight protectionism. They say it is the way out of the global economic crisis that has dominated four days of meetings. But other issues were also raised. Al Jazeera's Stephen Cole takes a look at what has been said and achieved.