Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the ... more 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. Putin on Monday watched Russian tanks and armoured vehicles trundle across the training ground in the north-west of the country, as Moscow flexed its muscle in a geo-political face-off with the West over Ukraine. (REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin) less 
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Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:00 PM EST