Putin Makes Surprise Visit to Mountains

Feb 4, 2008 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a military unit in an area of the North Caucasus where fighting in 1999 led to the Chechen war that first propelled him to popularity.

Putin made the surprise trip to the mountains of violence-plagued Dagestan province, adjacent to Chechnya, at a time when he is maneuvering to retain power after next month's presidential elections. He is barred from running for a third consecutive term, but said he would become prime minister if his protege, Dmitry Medvedev, is elected president. Read more

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#1 Feb 14, 2008
Peace is the greatest defence....
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Be fruitfull and multiply is God's command....
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I would love to make some surprise visits to lots of mountains with a fishing pole.
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#4 Feb 14, 2008
Would love to see how many crawdads are spread around the world...

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