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Putin, Medvedev Are in Accord, Levada Reports

Only 15 percent of the population believe that conflicts between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev will intensify over the next two to three years, while 77 percent expect the ruling tandem to continue acting in accord, according to a poll released Monday.

The poll by the independent Levada Center also said 84 percent think that Putin has maintained his influence on national politics after handing the presidency to Medvedev in 2008.

The figure shows a small decrease from 87 percent in February 2009. The poll, conducted in October, covered 1,600 respondents and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

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