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Russia's Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin chairs a Cabinet meeting at the government headquarters in Moscow on March 15, 2012. Just because Putin was re-elected to the presidency doesn't mean he can relax. Many former protesters were entrepreneurs who are still battling corruption and red tape.
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The Kremlin is reflected in the polished company plate of the state-controlled Russian oil giant Rosneft at the entrance of the headquarters in Moscow, on May 17, 2011. ExxonMobil has sealed a landmark deal with Russia's state oil producer.
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A protester carries a makeshift poster in central Moscow, on February 4, 2012, during a rally to urge Putin to quit power ahead of March 4 polls in which he is planning to reclaim his old Kremlin job.
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Russia gets invitation to join WTO

Russian negotiator Maxim Medvedkov with a t-shirt he received from WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy in November. Russia could soon official join the organization.
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Massive protest planned in Russia

Police officers escort an opposition activist who was detained for an attempt to hold an unauthorized protest, just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 4, 2011, during the parliament election.
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