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Russian riot police detain Alexei Navalny (center), a prominent anti-corruption whistle-blower and blogger, as he speaks to protesters gathered near the presidential administration offices in downtown Moscow early on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, a day after Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

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Russian riot police detain Alexei Navalny (center), a prominent anti-corruption whistle-blower and blogger, as he speaks to protesters gathered near the presidential administration offices in downtown Moscow early on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, a day after Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)

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Vladimir Putin enters St. Andrew's Hall on Monday to take the oath of office as Russia's president in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Mr. Putin was sworn in for a third term after four years as prime minister. (Associated Press)

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Police detain a demonstrator in St. Petersburg during a protest rally against Mr. Putin's inauguration. (Associated Press)

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Vladimir Putin enters St. Andrew's Hall on Monday to take the oath of office as Russia's president in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Mr. Putin was sworn in for a third term after four years as prime minister. (Associated Press)

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Russian riot police disperse protesters demonstrating against President-elect Vladimir Putin in downtown Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Russian Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as the country's president in Moscow on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)

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Police detain a protester in central St. Petersburg as Vladimir Putin again is inaugurated as Russian president in Moscow on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Russian Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as the country's president in Moscow on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)

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Russian riot police disperse protesters demonstrating against President-elect Vladimir Putin in downtown Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin (right) examined a proposed project last year in Tver, one of his country's poorest regions. Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated as government spending on roads and other infrastructure has dried up. (Associated Press)

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin (right) examined a proposed project last year in Tver, one of his country's poorest regions. Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated as government spending on roads and other infrastructure has dried up. (Associated Press)

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks to the State Duma, the Russian parliament's lower house, in Moscow on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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The Fitch ratings agency has estimated that President-elect Vladimir Putin's pledges will cost about $160 billion over six years, while state-owned Sberbank has put the figure even higher at $173 billion.

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Demonstrators carry a poster Saturday showing a caricature of Russian Prime Minister and now President-elect Vladimir Putin during a protest in St. Petersburg against Kremlin policies and suspected vote rigging. Mr. Putin made his most lavish election promises about three weeks ahead of the March 4 election. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators protesting the election of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as president hold a placard depicting Czar Ivan the Terrible during a rally in Moscow on Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (second from right) confers Monday in Moscow with three of the rivals he defeated in the presidential election a day earlier: Mikhail Prokhorov (left), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (second from left) and Sergei Mironov. (Associated Press)

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Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rally March 5, 2012, at the central Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow to celebrate Putin's victory in the presidential election. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and his wife, Lyudmila, leave a polling station in Moscow on March 4, 2012. Mr. Putin was running for his previous job of president. (Associated Press)