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‘Dollar is a drug,’ Putin’s economic advisor says at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic advisor Maxim Oreshkin said that the whole world is "addicted" to the U.S. dollar. “[Countries] are not afraid of U.S. nukes, not the U.S military or even their economic strength,” VTB Bank President Alexei Kostin added. “They are afraid of one thing: being cut off from the dollar.”