Putin urges unity to boost development

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Series Details 12.4.12
Publication Date 12/04/2012
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Vladimir Putin called for national unity to overcome the political discontent that erupted before elections earlier this year and to help propel Russia into the world’s top five economies during his last speech, as Russia's prime minister, to the parliament.

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ESO: Background information: Russian presidential election, 2012 http://www.europeansources.info/record/russian-presidential-election-2012/
The Moscow Times, 11.4.12: Putin Talks Siberia and Cows at Last Duma Review http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/putin-talks-siberia-and-cows-at-last-duma-review/456586.html
BBC News, 11.4.12: Russian opposition MPs snub Putin with walkout http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17674878
The Independent, 12.4.12: Former loyalists shun Putin's appeal for Russia to unite behind him http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/former-loyalists-shun-putins-appeal-for-russia-to-unite-behind-him-7637463.html
Russia Today, 11.4.12: Putin supports two-term-total limit for President http://rt.com/politics/putin-duma-report-government-759/
The Telegraph, 11.4.12: Vladimir Putin declares post-Soviet period over, but fails to address protests http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/9197897/Vladimir-Putin-declares-post-Soviet-period-over-but-fails-to-address-protests.html

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