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Valentina Matviyenko (left), the speaker of Russia's Senate, and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)
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Valentina Matviyenko (left), the speaker of Russia's Senate, and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

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