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Northern Russians Fear a Putin Power-Grab

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Northern Russians Fear a Putin Power-Grab

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Northern Russians Fear a Putin Power-Grab

Northern Russians Fear a Putin Power-Grab

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In a remote region of Russia's Arctic Far North, residents say they're the latest victims of President Putin's drive to reshape his county into a global power. Last month, authorities jailed the region's governor, Alexei Barinov, on charges of fraud and embezzlement.

Residents believe the move was part of a carefully planned scheme to dismantle the local government and take control of the region's key resource: its oil and gas reserves.