FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in a motorized hang glider next to a Siberian white crane, on the Yamal Peninsula, in Russia. 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, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in a motorized hang glider next to a Siberian white crane, on the Yamal Peninsula, in Russia. 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, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in a motorized hang glider next to a Siberian white crane, on the Yamal Peninsula, in Russia. 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, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service, File)
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