FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file pool photo, Russian 

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits for his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, Interfax reported that Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the president had pulled a muscle. "It happened before Vladivostok. He was suffering from muscle pain then", Peskov said. Peskov told state news agency RIA Novosti this was an old injury and denied it was caused by his flight with cranes. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits for his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, Interfax reported that Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the president had pulled a muscle. "It happened before Vladivostok. He was suffering from muscle pain then", Peskov said. Peskov told state news agency RIA Novosti this was an old injury and denied it was caused by his flight with cranes. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)
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