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Putin Speaks: Defiant Russian President Gives End of Year Address (part 2)

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Oil prices are plummeting, the Russian currency's nosediving, there's a recession coming... and yet Putin remains defiant. He's got good reason. The Russian president's riding the wave of record popularity. He's even nurtured a strong following among nationalists of various stripes in the west of Europe, including here in France. Given given the region's current fraught geopolitical context, can he afford such strident rhetoric?

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