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  Russian president pockets Patriots owner's diamond-covered Super Bowl ring
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Jun 29, 2005 03:23pm
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News DateWednesday, June 29, 2005 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBOSTON (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin walked off with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's diamond-encrusted 2005 Super Bowl ring, but was it a generous gift or a very expensive international misunderstanding?

Following a meeting of American business executives and Putin at Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg on Saturday, Kraft showed the ring to Putin -- who tried it on, put it in his pocket and left, according to Russian news reports.
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