Back in Russia flood zone, Putin tries to protect image




 
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Back in Russia flood zone, Putin tries to protect image
 
July 16th, 2012  
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Back in Russia flood zone, Putin tries to protect image
KRYMSK, Russia (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin flew to southern Russia on Sunday for the second time in eight days to meet survivors of deadly floods, determined to dispel an image of leading a weak state two months after returning to the presidency. Dressed casually in a blue-and-white check shirt, Putin chatted with residents of the town of Krymsk whose homes were damaged in floods that killed 171 people in Russia's traditional "bread basket" area known as the Kuban on July 7. ...




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