Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow December 12, 2013. Putin said on Thursday he saw no reason to abandon spending pledges ... more 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow December 12, 2013. Putin said on Thursday he saw no reason to abandon spending pledges he made when he began his third presidential term last year, despite a more challenging economic environment. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 3:49 AM EST