ANALYSIS-Russia's rouble policy carries risks


By Christian Lowe MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's determination not to slash the rouble's value comes at a price: it could send the spluttering economy even faster into recession, fuelling the public discontent he set out to avoid. Despite intense pressure on the rouble from falling world oil prices, Putin has ruled out any sharp fluctuations in the currency, fearing that to take that step would revive voters' painful memories of the economic turmoil in ...

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