Today in Russian Business – Nov 28th, 2008

Many ad campaigns are trying to cash in on the financial crisis, although many are careful about how freely they employ the word ‘crisis‘.  Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin says that the banking liquidity situation is improving, but the ruble continues to decline.  United Russia plans to call on banks to freeze repayments on unemployment loans for one year.  ‘After proudly portraying the ruble’s strength as a sign of economic resurgence, the government has sent confused messages about its decline.‘