Russian women sell clothing outside of a subway station in Moscow, December 31, 2008. Several such street vendors said business has been getting worse. Many Russians worry that the country's economic troubles will worsen.
Russian women sell clothing outside of a subway station in Moscow, December 31, 2008. Several such street vendors said business has been getting worse. Many Russians worry that the country's economic troubles will worsen. Tom Lasseter / MCT
Russian women sell clothing outside of a subway station in Moscow, December 31, 2008. Several such street vendors said business has been getting worse. Many Russians worry that the country's economic troubles will worsen. Tom Lasseter / MCT

Oil wealth gone, Russians brace for hard times

December 31, 2008 04:20 PM