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** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a meeting with top military officials in Moscow, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country's top brass to deliver a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to "tip the strategic balance" in the world. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Photo by: Alexei Nikolsky
** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a meeting with top military officials in Moscow, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country's top brass to deliver a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to "tip the strategic balance" in the world. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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