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Putin Jabs at US Over Global Economic Crisis

Complete video at: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addresses the current "perfect storm" of global economic crisis, and criticizes America's role in the financial downturn. "Today, investment banks, the pride of Wall Street, have virtually ceased to exist," he says.'s complete coverage of the 2009 World Economic Forum: ----- Klaus Schwab, Hans-Rudolf Merz and Vladimir Putin address the World Economic Forum in Davos. They then sit down for a discussion with Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Michael S. Dell and Carlos Ghosn. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation says his country will not be "isolationist and egotistic" in the face of unprecedented crisis. He calls for international action to boost global energy security and for the state to stay out of business. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was the second President of Russia and is the current Prime Minister of Russia as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. He became acting President on 31 December 1999. In 2004, he was re-elected for a second term lasting until 7 May 2008. Due to constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive Presidential term. After the victory of his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, in the 2008 presidential elections, he was then nominated by the latter to be Russia's Prime Minister; Putin took the post on 8 May 2008.
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