Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference, he also said Ukraine must remain one political entity, voicing hope that the crisis could be solved through peace talks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)
PUTIN: "We will rely on these reserves. And I'm sure we will be able to confidently solve major social issues, will be diversifying the economy and, inevitably, I repeat, the situation will go back to normal."