Kremlin Weighs Early Presidential Vote as Economic Worries Mount

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin applauds during a presentation ceremony of state awards marking the Day of Russia in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on June 12, 2015.

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The Kremlin said experts will study the idea of calling early presidential elections, a move that could give Vladimir Putin a fresh term while his approval rating remains near a record high.

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