Russia's Economy: How Bad Will It Get?

The slowdown in Russia is part of the global epidemic, but after years of heady growth, the suddenness of the reversal has come as a shock
A man is reflected in a puddle near a currency exchange point in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2008. The continuing financial crisis is influencing the ruble-dollar and ruble-euro rates. NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images

There's no denying it any longer. Russia's long economic boom is finally over.

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