Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and the head of Russia's Buddhist community 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and the head of Russia's Buddhist community Lama Damba Ayusheyev, left, attend a ceremony at the Ivolga Buddhist Datsan Monastery in the town of Verkhnyaya Ivolga in southern Siberia, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Russia is home to almost two million Buddhists that mostly adhere to Tibetan versions of Buddhism. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and the head of Russia's Buddhist community Lama Damba Ayusheyev, left, attend a ceremony at the Ivolga Buddhist Datsan Monastery in the town of Verkhnyaya Ivolga in southern Siberia, on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Russia is home to almost two million Buddhists that mostly adhere to Tibetan versions of Buddhism. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)
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