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In laying out his priorities for the future on a campaign website that went online Thursday, Putin appeared to be trying to reclaim the initiative from Russians who are protesting corruption and his centralized, top-down rule.

Some of the priorities match the agenda that was set by President Dmitry Medvedev when he took over from Putin in 2008, including fighting corruption, improving the investment climate and modernizing the economy. In his campaign program, Putin acknowledged that these issues remain among Russia’s biggest challenges.

Putin promised to increase public control over spheres that he admitted are most prone to corruption: government contracts, road construction, municipal services and law enforcement.

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