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Unformatted text preview: QuickTime and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Itar-Tass Art of Yoga Coming to Kremlin 15 April 2008 By Francesca Mereu / Staff Writer Russia's first president organized a tennis revolution, and the second encouraged his people to practice martial arts. If this trend continues, the country will soon be standing on its head. President-elect Dmitry Medvedev has joined the thousands of Russians eager to learn the ancient Indian art of yoga. "Little by little, I'm mastering yoga," Medvedev said in an April 2007 interview with the weekly magazine Itogi. Yoga, he explained, helped him relax from the stress of working on the national projects. "You get enormous experience from working on the realization of the national projects, but the responsibility is huge. To prevent headaches, I needed to practice sports more intensively than before," he said. Medvedev's spokeswoman, Zhanna Odintsova, said the president-elect was unavailable for an interview about yoga and that she could not bother him with questions on the topic....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course WESTERN CI 2023 taught by Professor Gradstudent during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.
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