FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, file pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin braces himself against his chair as he arrives to begin the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, file pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin braces himself against his chair as he arrives to begin the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Leaders Retreat II in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 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/Jim Watson, Pool, File) less 
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