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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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Vladimir Putin to be sworn in as Russia's president

Vladimir Putin will be inaugurated as Russia's new president in a glittering ceremony in the Kremlin's St Andrew Hall today.

He will take his oath before nearly 2,000 guests before being blessed by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and taking charge of the nuclear suitcase - a briefcase containing the codes to Russia's nuclear arsenal.

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