Russian President Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow

March 27, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, December 18, 2014. The rouble edged lower against the dollar on Thursday, with traders saying President Vladimir Putin had offered few concrete measures at his end-of-year news conference to pull Russia out of a crisis. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (RUSSIA – Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)