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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the State Council to discuss progress of presidential decrees, which came into effect in May 2012 on his inauguration day, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that protectionism is a threat to the global economy.

He was speaking at the opening of a summit on China's new Silk Road plan.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Randy Fabi)

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