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In Russia, doubts about Putin’s legitimacy signal tough days ahead as inauguration looms

Vladimir Putin

Striding through the Kremlin’s gold-encrusted doors and applauded by the modern nobility, Vladimir Putin returns to the Russian presidency Monday in the throne room of the czars, now a dangerously weakened autocrat.


Billionaire to run for Russian presidency

Mikhail Prokhorov

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov said on Monday he would run for president against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin next March, weeks after falling out with the Kremlin over his abortive leadership of a small pro-business party.


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