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Putin declares victory in Russia election

05 March 2012, 12:38

Moscow - Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sunday declared victory after an "open and honest battle" for the presidential post, as he addressed tens of thousands of supporters outside the Kremlin walls.

"We have won in an open and honest battle," Putin said with tears in his eyes and his voice hoarse with emotion, standing alongside outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev. "I promised you we would win, we won. Glory to Russia!"




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