Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd L) rides the ski-lift at the Krasnaya Polyana skiing center, outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 5 2008, the place for winter Olympics 2014. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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