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Shevchuk Exchange With Putin

Here are those awkward moments when Yury Shevchuk spoke truth to power at a weekend charity event in St. Petersburg, when the Russian rocker apparently broke with protocol in what can only be described as a heroic stand. Unfortunately it's only in Russian; but you can tell by Putin's body language when it starts to get good.

-- RFE/RL Central Newsroom

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