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Unformatted text preview: - Handpicked by Putin- Putin enjoyed 70% approval (or not?)- Brought political stability vs. power concentration in Kremlin- Imposed peace in Chechnya vs. handed control to former rebel- Restored Russia's position as influential world power- Positive economic growth and rise in living standards vs. growth is fueled by surging oil and gas prices and inflation remains high...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course GEO 131 taught by Professor Wangui during the Spring '08 term at Ohio University- Athens.
- Spring '08