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03:46 GMT +3 hours18 December 2014
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Twenty Days in the Life of Vladimir Putin

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© RIA Novosti. Dmitry Astakhov
On Sunday, October 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin will celebrate his 60th birthday. This will be the fourteenth birthday he’s celebrated while holding high office – since his first appointment as Prime Minister in 1999. RIA Novosti takes a look back through these 14 years.

On Sunday, October 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin will celebrate his 60th birthday. This will be the fourteenth birthday he’s celebrated while holding high office – since his first appointment as Prime Minister in 1999. RIA Novosti takes a look back through these 14 years.