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Vladimir Putin sworn in as Russian president

Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as president of Russia in a ceremony in the capital, Moscow, after winning a third term as president in controversial elections in March.

Mr Putin is returning to the presidency after an absence of four years in which he served as prime minister.

The outgoing president, Dmitry Medvedev, was widely seen as his ally.

  • 07 May 2012
  • From the section Europe
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