Putin in His Bubble

The Russian president paints a rosy picture that only he can see.

It's all good.

Photographer: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual keynote speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, which he delivered Friday, was highly anticipated as it may be his most important economic message of the year. Yet anyone who expected Putin to reveal some kind of plan for dealing with Russia's economic crisis must be sorely disappointed. Crisis? What crisis?

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