Photo Gallery Police Power Putin-Style

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is ratcheting up his battle against the opposition and the Islamist underground movement in the Caucasus. Under his recent proposal, Russia's intelligence service would be able to imprison people for more than two weeks without involving the courts.
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Foto: © Mikhail Voskresenskiy / Reuter/ REUTERS
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Foto: DMITRY ASTAKHOV/ AFP
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Foto: epa Tass Rodionov Pool/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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Foto: Stringer/ dpa
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Foto: Alexey SAZONOV/ AFP
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Foto: Alexei Druzhinin/ AP