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Young Russians divided over Putin
Some celebrate Russian prime minister as a patriot but others say he has stifled free speech.
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2011 05:42

Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has turned 59 - two weeks after he announced he would run for president again next year.

While the former KGB agent is adored by some sections of the Russian public, critics say he has rolled back democracy and stifled free speech.

Roza Kazan reports from Moscow.

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Al Jazeera
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