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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

Russia's Putin Postures for Post Presidency

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Vladimir Putin says he's stepping down as Russian president next year, but the mass rallies and other public adulation staged by supporters is overwhelming. Experts say the Kremlin has created a cult of personality around Putin to ensure he can hold on to power after his presidential term ends.