Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin delivered his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March's election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. Putin has taken a tough course on dissent since his inauguration, with opposition activists arrested and introduction of laws that impose heavy fines on protesters.Putin said Wednesday that the government would focus on developing high-tech industries to make sure that Russia succeeds in global competition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state-of-the nation address  in Moscow,  Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin delivered his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March's election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. Putin has taken a tough course on dissent since his inauguration, with opposition activists arrested and introduction of laws that impose heavy fines on protesters.Putin said Wednesday that the government would focus on developing high-tech industries to make sure that Russia succeeds in global competition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin delivered his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March's election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. Putin has taken a tough course on dissent since his inauguration, with opposition activists arrested and introduction of laws that impose heavy fines on protesters.Putin said Wednesday that the government would focus on developing high-tech industries to make sure that Russia succeeds in global competition. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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