So Putin is officially back. Some words by Putin from last year.
From Reuters; “They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy,” Putin told the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi while touring its lakeside summer camp some five hours drive north of Moscow.
“They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar,” Putin said at the open-air meeting with admiring young Russians in what looked like early campaigning before parliamentary and presidential polls.
“If over there (in America) there is a systemic malfunction, this will affect everyone,” Putin told the young Russians.
“Countries like Russia and China hold a significant part of their reserves in American securities … There should be other reserve currencies.”