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December 12, 2011
Alexei Druzhinin photo

In this 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, looks on as Mikhail Prokhorov signs an agreement during a Franco-Russian meeting in Rambouillet, France. Prokhorov, one of Russia’s richest tycoons and the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, said he will run against Putin in the March presidential election.