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Photo by: Mikhail Klimentyev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (center) chairs a Security Council meeting in the Gorki residence outside Moscow on Nov. 23, 2011. From left is Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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