File - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin gestures at a meeting on military salaries chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev in the Gorki ... more 
File - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin gestures at a meeting on military salaries chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev in the Gorki residence outside Moscow, Russian. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin are seen during a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community Interstate Council in Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin says Russia's influential finance minister has resigned following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev had angrily demanded that Alexei Kudrin immediately explain his criticism of Medvedev's policies or step down.(AP Photo/Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 1:58 PM EDT