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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tells an investment forum in Moscow on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, that Russia is strong enough to withstand economic shocks. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tells an investment forum in Moscow on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, that Russia is strong enough to withstand economic shocks. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

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