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President Putin's inauguration

Vladimir Putin has been in inaugurated as Russia's new president in a glittering ceremony at the Kremlin.

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Russia's police arrest protesters in Moscow

Police arrested opposition protesters near the Kremlin today just before Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as president for a third term. Some 40 people gathered on the corner of Tverskaya Street near the National Hotel shouting anti-Putin slogans.

Special forces police in riot gear arrested about 20 people and formed a cordon, pushing the protesters away from the Kremlin area.

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