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Putin Celebrates His Birthday

President Vladimir Putin turns 67 today.

The Kremlin announced that Putin would be spending his birthday outdoors with family and friends, and released a series of pictures of the president hiking in the Siberian taiga over the weekend.

Today also marks the 13th anniversary of the murder of Russian investigative journalist and fierce Putin critic Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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