So where are all the headlines proclaiming that fact? After all, we certainly had no shortage of headlines celebrating the rouble "collapse."
After bottoming out at 78.5 roubles/1USD a week ago, the rouble is trading in the 55 range today. A week ago a million roubles were worth $12,700. Today that million roubles is worth over $18,000 US. Normally this would be considered a robust recovery, but our news reportage about all things Russian is not normal.
Instead, all major Western media continue to hew to the politically dictated script.
Rouble in free-fall.
Russia on verge of collapse.
Colour revolution to break out imminently...