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Russia's Putin Faces Protests As He Woos Armenia

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December 02, 2013 AT 11:04 AM
Hundreds of people marched through the capital of Armenia on Monday to denounce visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and protest against plans to join a Moscow-led customs union. Some of the estimated crowd of 500 in central Yerevan held up banners declaring "Putin, go home" or "No to the USSR", a reference to the Russian leader's efforts to bind former Soviet republics together more closely in economic and security alliances. Police in Yerevan said they detained 110 protesters.