FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 file photo of Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin seen during a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community Interstate ... more 
FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 file photo of Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin seen during a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community Interstate Council in Moscow . Russia's influential finance minister resigned Monday Sept. 26, 2011 following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev, who had angrily demanded that Alexei Kudrin immediately explain his criticism of the president's policies or step down. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service, File
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