The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Putin Tells Russia the Worst Is Over

    He thinks things will soon improve. In a national call-in program, the Russian leader offered assurances about the recent economic downturn and offered hope for a brighter future. He optimistically said the worst had passed and that the Russian economy would fully recover within two years — though new numbers show it’s still contracting. While notably warning that he expects no change in U.S. relations or a lifting of sanctions, he said such obstacles will help Russia strengthen and prevail.

    FT (sub), Washington Post

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