Putin Calls for Stimulus Plan as Minister Sounds Recession Alarm

Putin Calls for Stimulus Plan as Minister Sounds Recession Alarm

Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg

Pedestrians pass the building housing the Kremlin Museum in Moscow. Russia’s economy grew 2.1 percent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter, down from 3 percent in the previous three months and less than Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s 5 percent medium-term target.