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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and presidential human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin meet in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Putin said the goal behind sweeping raids of non-government organizations in Russia, is to check their compliance with the law intended to stem foreign meddling in the nation's politics. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service,Pool)