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2012-02-24 11:11:54 GMT2012-02-24 19:11:54(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

People hold a giant Russian national flag during a rally to support presidential candidate and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the Luzhniki stadium on the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow February 23, 2012. Russia will go to the polls for a presidential election on March 4. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks as he attends a massive rally in his support at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Tens of thousands of people marched along the Moscow River and then packed a soccer stadium on Thursday for a campaign rally in support of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Many of them appeared to be state employees who attended at the behest of their employers. (AP Photo)

People take part in a procession along Frunzenskaya quay to support presidential candidate and Russia's current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the Defender of the Fatherland Day near the Moskva River in Moscow February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

People take part in a rally to support presidential candidate and Russia's current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the Luzhniki stadium on the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow February 23, 2012. Russia will go to the polls for a presidential election on March 4. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Presidential candidate and Russia's current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally to support his candidature in the upcoming presidential election at the Luzhniki stadium on the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow February 23, 2012. Russia will go to the polls for a presidential election on March 4. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Presidential candidate and Russia's current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R, front) walks on the stage to deliver a speech during a rally to support his candidature in the upcoming presidential election at the Luzhniki stadium on the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow February 23, 2012. Russia will go to the polls for a presidential election on March 4. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Thousands of Russian's marched in support of presidential candidate Vladamir Putin, on "Defenders of the Fatherland Day", February 23, 2012.

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