CNN) — Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian president’s annual news conference as the country’s economy plummets.
The promotion, released by a state-owned Russian channel, has the feel of a movie trailer, showing scenes of tanks, crying children and plenty of Putin.
He declares in a particularly memorable sound bite: “The bear never asks permission.”
That seems to be a problem these days in Russia — it’s a bear, not a bull market.