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Plushenko on form for 10th national title

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Russia's 2006 Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko grabbed the lead in the men's competition at the Russian figure skating championships on Tuesday at the venue in Sochi where he hopes to crown his career with a second Olympic title in 2014. 

Russia's 2006 Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko, pictured on January 26, 2012, grabbed the lead in the men's competition at the Russian figure skating championships on Tuesday at the venue in Sochi where he hopes to crown his career with a second Olympic title in 2014.

The 30-year-old former three-time world champion, who is bidding for his 10th national title at the newly-built 12,000-seat Iceberg arena, received 91.68 points for his short programme.

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