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Different tracks

Tue., Dec. 11, 2007, midnight

On the surface, Medvedev and Putin cut radically different profiles. Putin rose quietly through the ranks of the KGB and was a virtual unknown when Boris Yeltsin chose him as his successor in 1999. Medvedev has no known ties to the intelligence services, but he has served in a series of high-profile jobs under Putin.


 

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