Russia: Putin vs. Medvedev in 2012?

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April 20, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"As the political differences between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev widen into a visible public rift, and each continues to insist on the wish to run for president in polls next year, some Russians are mulling a prospect that sounded like a fantasy just a few weeks ago: What if they faced off against each other in an open and fair election? It was Mr. Putin himself who kicked off the speculation that's now surging like electricity through Russia's blogosphere. 'Neither me nor Dmitry have ruled out that each of us could be a candidate in the race,' he said last week in an effort to tamp down discussion about the looming Kremlin choice." (04/20/11)  

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