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At White House, harder line with Putin considered

By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / December 12, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- A debate is brewing at the highest levels of the Bush administration over whether to adopt a tougher stance toward Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, who has systematically rolled back democratic freedoms and tried to snuff out democracy in weak neighboring states with little American opposition, according to US officials and policy analysts. (Full article: 1383 words)

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