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Putin says will not permit social shocks to weaken Russia

world Updated: Jun 12, 2012 16:56 IST

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President Vladimir Putin vowed on Tuesday not to let Russia be weakened by social shocks as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Moscow to protest his historic third term.

"We cannot accept anything that weakens our country or divides society," Putin said in televised remarks. "We cannot tolerate decisions and actions capable of leading to social and economic shocks."