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Russia's president-elect Vladimir Putin takes his oath of office in Moscowĺs Kremlin, on May 7, 2012
Tuesday, May. 08, 2012

Open quoteHe sees himself as a historical figure already, a man who prevented the collapse of the country.Close quote

  • ALEXANDER RAHR,
  • Russia expert with the German Council on Foreign Relations, on Vladimir Putin, who reclaimed Russia's presidency on Monday
Photo: ALEXEY DRUZHININ / AFP / GettyImages | Source: New York Times