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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate to G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin considers it "absolutely premature" to say now if he will seek a new presidential term in 2018, the Bloomberg news agency reported on Monday.

Asked whether a future Russian president could represent a younger generation of politicians, Putin replied: "Yes, of course. I believe a future leader must be fairly young but mature."

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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