Putin Calls U.S. ‘Parasite’ as Russia Gorges on Its Debt

For Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the U.S. is a “parasite” because its rising debt weighs on the global economy. For his government, the same debt is the safest possible investment.
Russia, the world’s largest energy producer, has boosted its holdings of U.S. debt by more than 1,600 percent sinceSeptember 2006, according to U.S. Treasury Department data. CONTINUE