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Tributes and protests as President Vladimir Putin turns 60

7 October 2012 Last updated at 18:40 BST

Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 60th birthday, as pro-Kremlin youth activists stage re-enactments of his most famous stunts.

Anti-Putin protesters also took to Red Square to portray him as a pensioner fit for retirement.

The president is reported to be spending the day with family and friends.

Mike Wooldridge reports.