Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. A year ago, Dmitry Medvedev showed an ... more 
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. A year ago, Dmitry Medvedev showed an unswerving loyalty to his mentor Vladimir Putin when he refused to seek a second presidential term and agreed to swap jobs. But Medvedev’s self-denial hasn’t prevented Putin from systematically rolling back indecisive and half-hearted attempts at liberal reforms made by his pliant placeholder during four years in the Kremlin. That campaign has seen the revision of Medvedev’s laws, the reversal of some of his key policies and even rolling back his initiative to move the clock. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service
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