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Vladimir Putin visits injured skicross racer in hospital


Russian President Vladimir Putin visited skicross racer Maria Komissarova after she broke her back in a training accident. Here are two shots from that meeting, via the AP:

Vladimir Putin, Maria Komissarova

In this photo provided by RIA Novosti Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to skier Maria Komissarova in a hospital in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. The 23-year-old Russian ski cross racer fractured her spine during a training session Saturday and underwent a 6 1/2 hour surgery. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)



The latest update regarding Komissarova, 23, is that she is in serious but stable condition following emergency surgery, according to the Wall Street Journal.

You can read more about her accident here.

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