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Political Crackdown Marks Putin’s First Year Back in Kremlini
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May 04, 2013 12:36 AM
One year ago, on May 7, Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin to serve another term as president, after a four-year stretch out of the spotlight as Russia’s prime minister. Angry protests greeted Putin’s return. James Brooke takes stock of Putin’s first year.

Political Crackdown Marks Putin’s First Year Back in Kremlin

Published May 03, 2013

One year ago, on May 7, Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin to serve another term as president, after a four-year stretch out of the spotlight as Russia’s prime minister. Angry protests greeted Putin’s return. James Brooke takes stock of Putin’s first year.