Putin blames politics for falling energy prices - World

November 7, 2014 5:30 AM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has suggested that the fall in global oil prices that is hurting Russia's economy was caused in part by political manipulation.

In an interview with Chinese media published on Thursday, Putin did not blame any particular country for the price drop, but some Russian political commentators have depicted it as a Saudi-U.S. plot against Moscow.

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