FILE - In this Sunday, March 26, 2000, file photo, then acting Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin talks with representatives of the news media at a polling station in Moscow. Vladimir Putin turns 60-years old on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, and has recently sought to demonstrate his youthful vigor by many personal endeavors, but while he has shown creativity in his action-man stunts, the Russian president seems surprisingly vulnerable to the vagaries of oil prices. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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FILE - In this Sunday, March 26, 2000, file photo, then acting Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin  talks with representatives of the news media at a polling station in Moscow.   Vladimir Putin turns 60-years old on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, and has recently sought to demonstrate his youthful vigor by many personal endeavors, but while he has shown creativity in his action-man stunts, the Russian president seems surprisingly vulnerable to the vagaries of oil prices. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
FILE - In this Sunday, March 26, 2000, file photo, then acting Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin talks with representatives of the news media at a polling station in Moscow. Vladimir Putin turns 60-years old on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, and has recently sought to demonstrate his youthful vigor by many personal endeavors, but while he has shown creativity in his action-man stunts, the Russian president seems surprisingly vulnerable to the vagaries of oil prices. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
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