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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin's Plan Rejected

MOSCOW -- The Federation Council on Monday rejected President Vladimir Putin's bid to expand his powers and reform the upper house, and warned of "unpredictable consequences'' for the country if Putin succeeds.

The Federation Council made the warning in a six-point list of objections to Putin's moves that it submitted to the lower house, the State Duma.

Putin has proposed a package of bills aimed at trimming the authority of regional governors, who make up the Federation Council.