The World from Berlin 'Good for Putin, Bad for Russia'

Few were surprised on Saturday when Russian President Dmitry Medvedev nominated his predecessor Vladimir Putin to become his successor as well. Fewer still were impressed. German commentators say the move does not bode well for Russia.
Inside is another Putin figure. And another....

Inside is another Putin figure. And another....

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