General view of the Russian Armed Forces main operational center which Russian President Vladimir Putin visits in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2013. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will ... more 
General view of the Russian Armed Forces main operational center which Russian President Vladimir Putin visits in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2013. President Vladimir Putin says Russia will permanently keep a navy squadron in the Mediterranean Sea to protect its interests. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting with the military brass, Putin said the move shouldn’t be interpreted as saber-rattling. He said the Mediterranean is a “strategically important region, where we have interests connected with ensuring Russia’s national security.” (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:06 PM EDT