Putin seeks to put brakes on official road hogs

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By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is clamping down on top Russian officials who speed around Moscow with flashing lights and break traffic rules with impunity. Putin signed a decree, published late on Friday on Kremlin Web site www.kremlin.ru, that seeks to improve road safety by cutting the number of officials who can evade traffic rules. Russian officials infuriate most drivers by zooming around the country in expensive cars with special number ...

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