MONDAY MAY 24 CONTENTS
(3) Putin must Go!
NOTE: In the last several weeks, the Russian stock market, as depicted by the RTS dollar-denominated exchange shown at left, has shed over one-fifth of its total value, plummeting from 1650 to 1300 as international financial roiling depressed the price of oil and caused investors to think twice about the Russian market, which would better be called the Russian casino. The Russian market is now at its lowest point in the past half year, and has surrendered back all the gains it had made during that period, and then some. The freefall in value depicted by the chart is truly sickening, especially as a reminder of the 80% drop the market experienced not so very long ago.