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Putin to Discuss Reforms With Duma Leaders

President Vladimir Putin will meet with State Duma leaders to discuss political reforms Wednesday, Interfax reported, citing presidential press service.

The meeting in Sochi will be attended by the four leaders of the factions represented in the Duma, the ruling United Russia, the Communist Party, left-leaning A Just Russia and nationalist LDPR.

The party leaders planned to discuss political reforms and upcoming regional elections in September.

The talks will take place at Putin's Sochi residence, where the president has held working meetings in recent days with the prime ministers of Britain and Israel as he also oversees preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics at the Black Sea resort.

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