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Russia Putin's Challenge-6 [Duplicate]

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a translation during an interview to Russian and foreign media in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. For President Vladimir Putin, the Winter Olympics he brought to Sochi have always been about far more than sports. The benefits he sees from holding the games range from improving Russia's international standing and instilling a sense of national pride to turning around the country's demographic decline. And of course Putin wants to be seen, at home and abroad, as the man who made this all possible. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, File)

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