With a Hug, Putin Launches Kremlin Bid

26th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

It was the hug that sealed the deal. President Dmitry Medvedev left the stage to thunderous applause after announcing Saturday at a United Russia convention that he endorsed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's return as president. More than 11,000 United Russia delegates and supporters, clearly delighted with the news, stood and clapped as Medvedev walked back to his seat next to Putin in the middle of the sixth row.

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