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Friendship Between Putin, Xi Becomes Strained As Economies Falter

Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

They have met more than a dozen times and stood shoulder to shoulder during Thursday’s military parade here. But the once-vaunted relationship between the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and Russia’s leader, Vladimir V. Putin, has come under strain as the economies of their countries have faltered.

 

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