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Giant monument to Yeltsin is unveiled on anniversary of his birth

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Russia swears revenge after suicide bomb attack at airport

The Russian leadership reacted to yesterday's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport with bitter anger as Vladimir Putin yesterday vowed revenge for the attack which highlighted the vulnerability of the country's capital to attack from terrorists.

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