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Why This Wounded Bear Could Become a Bucking Bull

Russia is a mess.

Plunging oil prices, a ruptured ruble, years of a corrosive “kleptocracy,” Western economic sanctions and an unprecedented flight of capital have teamed up to wrestle the Russian bear to its back in 2014.

No wonder President Putin’s bellicose blustering and military muscle flexing in East Ukraine via the annexation of Crimea now has rendered Russia an investment outcast.

Or has it?

If you’re a regular reader of The Global Guru, you’re likely already familiar with the concept of “buying when there’s blood in the streets,” attributed to 18th-century British nobleman and banking magnate Baron Rothschild.

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