The crisis is a global reality, but there is no place in the world where the decrease of the national economy achives such level like in Russia.
The Putin's government officially recognised that GDP of Russia decreses at 20% annually and at 2,4% in January 2009. The Rouble, a national currency of Russia, devaluated from August 2008 at 52%. First strikes and rallies happened. In Vladivostock, an unofficial capital of the Russian Far East, the government used power to stop a rally which was against the economical politics of Putin. The level of public support of Putin is the lowest from 1999.