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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Press Center Opens

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened a press center Thursday intended to explain Moscow's side of the story in its new military campaign in the separatist Chechnya region.

"The main goal of the Russian Information Center will be to provide objective, prompt and trustworthy information about events in the North Caucasus," Putin told a packed hall of foreign and Russian reporters.

"We all know that if there is no reliable information, its place will be taken by propaganda and disinformation."