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Saddle up! Vladimir Putin hops in Russia's new tank

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dropped by an arms exhibition today, where he got behind the controls of a T-90AM tank.

Replacing the T-72 at a cost of around $4 million each (118 million Rubles), this is the latest heavy artillery vehicle to be unveiled in Russia's military fleet.

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin listens to a guide as he stands atop a T-90AM tank.

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gets into a T-90AM tank during a visit to an arms exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, on Sept. 9.

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sits inside a Russian T-90AM tank during his visit to the Russian armament exhibition 'Expo Arms-2011.'

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