FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with FIFA President Joseph Blatter after Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. Vladimir Putin was only the prime minister of Russia, not president, when it won a 2018 World Cup hosting campaign that is still under criminal investigation. It was still clearly his victory in a campaign that got stronger through 2010 as Putin became more involved.
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with FIFA President Joseph Blatter after Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. Vladimir Putin was only the prime minister of Russia, not president, when it won a 2018 World Cup hosting campaign that is still under criminal investigation. It was still clearly his victory in a campaign that got stronger through 2010 as Putin became more involved. Kurt Schorrer, Pool, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with FIFA President Joseph Blatter after Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. Vladimir Putin was only the prime minister of Russia, not president, when it won a 2018 World Cup hosting campaign that is still under criminal investigation. It was still clearly his victory in a campaign that got stronger through 2010 as Putin became more involved. Kurt Schorrer, Pool, File AP Photo

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