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Russian police seize 100,000 anti-Putin books

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London, June 17 (ANI): Russian police have reportedly seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.According to The Telegraph, copies of 'Putin: The Results. 10 Years on', written by opposition politicians Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov were "intended for participants of the forum", starting Thursday.Olga Kurnosova, head of the city's branch of the opposition United Civic Front, was quoted as saying: "The reasons for the seizure "are not very clear."The book, which has a total print-run of one million copies, aims to "tell the truth about the real results of the leadership of Putin and the tandem", Mr Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, wrote in his blog on Monday.Putin is still viewed as Russia's strongest political figure in a power tandem with his ally President Dmitry Medvedev. (ANI)

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