The White House says President Barack Obama congratulated Vladimir Putin for winning election as Russia’s next president.
Obama and Putin spoke by phone Friday, five days after Putin won a return to the presidential post he held before his protégé Dmitry Medvedev’s single term.
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The U.S. has been somewhat cool to Putin, who has been highly critical of the United States — much more so than the man he’s replacing.
Read more at Official Wire. By the Associated Press.