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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Luzhkov Kicks Off a 5th Term









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President Vladimir Putin speaking Friday at Mayor Yury Luzhkov's inauguration at City Hall on Tverskaya Ulitsa. Luzhkov inexplicably had an acidic expression on his face throughout the ceremony.





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Luzhkov after receiving a mayoral chain from City Duma Speaker Platonov.



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Luzhkov's billionaire wife, Yelena Baturina, attending the inauguration.



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Platonov and State Duma Deputies Iosif Kobzon and Artur Chilingarov, right.





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Seated from left, Metropolitan Kliment, Rabbi Berl Lazar, Mufti Sheik Ravil Gainutdin and Rabbi Adolf Shayevich.



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Luzhkov giving a speech, which he concluded by saying, "Our goals are clear, our tasks are set, together we will win."