* PM Putin announces car scrappage plan, mortgage aid * Says sees signs of economic recovery * Says GDP to decline by 8.0-8.5 pct in 2009 By Gleb Bryanski and Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin pledged on Saturday to widen Russia's anti-crisis aid package with a car scrappage scheme and mortgage support to jolt the economy out of the worst recession in 15 years. Putin, who now serves as Russia's prime minister after eight years as Kremlin chief, ...
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