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Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attend a session of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool
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Orphan children have a meal at an orphanage in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, in this December 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov/Files

Orphan children have a meal at an orphanage in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, in this December 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov/Files

Orphan children have a meal at an orphanage in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, in this December 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov/Files
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