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Russia economic crisis: Putin cancels ministers' holidays

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled New Year holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

In a televised government session, Mr Putin told ministers that they could not take their usual two-week break in January.

While the rouble has recovered somewhat, many Russians are concerned by the rise in the cost of living.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

  • 26 Dec 2014
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