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Kyrgyzstan Names Mountain After Vladimir Putin

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Kyrgyzstan Names Mountain After Vladimir Putin

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Kyrgyzstan Names Mountain After Vladimir Putin

Kyrgyzstan Names Mountain After Vladimir Putin

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If you think Vladimir Putin is a mountain of a man, lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan agree. The parliament in that former Soviet republic named a mountain after Putin. Kyrgyzstan wants Russian subsidies and the naming is a reminder that Putin is considered Russia's most powerful man.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep congratulating Vladimir Putin. He's been president and now prime minister of Russian. And if you think he's a mountain of a man, lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan agree. The parliament in that former Soviet republic named a mountain after Putin. Kyrgyzstan wants Russian subsidies and the naming is a reminder that Putin is considered Russia's most powerful man. To our knowledge, they haven't named anything in Kyrgyzstan after President Dmitry Medvedev.

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