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Undocumented immigrants are proud and loud now with their demands
Topic - Chris Weafer
President-elect Vladimir Putin's lavish promises of higher wages and benefits for soldiers, doctors and teachers were a key element in winning a new term in the Kremlin.
"He's fairly well locked into having to deliver on this," said Chris Weafer, chief strategist at the Troika Dialog investment bank. "Putin is now coming back with a lot more at stake and a more difficult situation than he had in 2000. There's no question about that. There's now a much larger group of people that are waiting for this government to fail."
"Russia needs a different economic model if it's going to achieve the level of growth that's required to sustain stability, both economic and political," Mr. Weafer said.