Putin says Russian economy troughed; slams US

At a packed Moscow conference, the Russian president slammed the US over lack of military cooperation in Syria and said the country’s economy is starting to stabilise.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that his country's economy is beginning to stabilise and that foreign capital has started to return.

Speaking to a packed conference hall in Moscow, Putin fielded questions on a range of topics including Russian military involvement in Syria, Ukraine, the free movement of capital, and inflation targets.

“The trough of the crisis has been reached and the economy is adjusting itself to the changed environment,” Putin said at the investment forum organised by VTB Capital. Called 'Russia Calling’, the conference attracted more than 2,000 delegates eager to hear how Russia is performing after last year’s slump in the oil price...

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