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MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin on Sunday declared victory in Russia's presidential elections at a mass rally outside the Kremlin walls, telling his voters they helped avert attempts to break up the Russian state.

Putin and outgoing Kremlin chief Dmitry Medvedev walked out side by side before a throng of more than 100,000 supporters outside the Kremlin following the release of early results that showed him winning more than 60 percent of the vote.

"We won today... thanks to the overwhelming support of the overwhelming majority of our voters. We have won in an open and honest battle," said Putin.

"I promised you that we will win. And we won. Glory to Russia!" he shouted as the crowd cheered back in unison.

Live state television footage of the event showed Putin wiping tears from his eyes before speaking in the windy and chilly night.

"We have shown that our people can easily tell apart the desire for novelty and renewal from political provocations that have only one goal in mind -- to break up the Russian state and to usurp power," said Putin.

"This was a very important test for us all, for our people. This was a test of political maturity, our self-reliance, our independence. We have proven that no one can impose anything on us. No one and nothing," he added with emotion in his voice.

The campaign saw Putin repeatedly accuse the US State Department of inciting the opposition rallies that emerged from fraud-tainted December parliamentary poll and which posed the first serious challenge to his 12-year rule.

Medvedev for his part kept to the marginal role he had played throughout Putin's election campaign by simply introducing Putin to the crowd as their next president.

"I have no doubts in our victory," said Medvedev.

"This victory is something we all need very much. The whole country needs it. Each one of us needs it," he said.

The outgoing president is set to take Putin's current job of prime minister under a swap the two men agreed in private and announced to the dismay of the opposition movement in September.

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Surprise surprise...

He may not find it so easy to govern this term but govern he will, with an iron fist.
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Surprise surprise...

He may not find it so easy to govern this term but govern he will, with an iron fist.
Yeah......... I wasn't expecting anything different
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Yes, he needs an Oscar for that performance!
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Has he had a facelift and Botox? He looks as if he has.

I don't know why anyone wants to be President of anywhere. He could live off his billions. Instead he wants all this hassle. But why? I don't get it!

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I'm in a state of shock!
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Only 60% voted for him. Siberian Gulags will be overpopulated in the next few months.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Good result. His rhetorics are a bit worrying. I expected him to throw some reconciliation notes. He was quite an opposite in his victory speech.

"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."

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Bombshell!!!!111
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Yes, we, Russians are so talented.. look at this.. with people this talented and with our new/old President, Russia will soon be back at superpower status:


"..just knowing that as long as i choose life, there is hope."

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