Recalling 1812 battle, Putin calls for unity in Russia




 
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Recalling 1812 battle, Putin calls for unity in Russia
 
September 2nd, 2012  
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Recalling 1812 battle, Putin calls for unity in Russia
BORODINO, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin made a rousing call for unity among Russia's diverse ethnic and religious groups on Sunday as he led commemorations of a battle 200 years ago that led to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. Standing by a monument at the scene of the 1812 Battle of Borodino, 120 km (75 miles) west of Moscow, Putin delivered a speech extolling the virtues of patriotism that enabled Russia to repel the French army in 1812. ...




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