Putin Said Left Facing Rift on Stimulus in Economy Revival Plan

Putin Said Left Facing Rift on Stimulus in Economy Revival Plan

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Construction cranes stand beyond the Kremlin on the skyline of Moscow. President Vladimir Putin, who returned to the Kremlin for a third term a year ago, faces the weakest economic expansion since a 2009 contraction as Europe’s debt crisis curbs exports.