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Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19) and Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a cabinet meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered thousands of his country's troops who were posted near the Ukrainian border to return to their permanent bases. A Kremlin spokesman said Putin had ordered approximately 17,600 troops to return home from the southern region of Rostov. The withdrawal may be a sign of goodwill ahead of Putin's trip to Milan on Thursday, where he is set to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Union leaders.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates his second goal of the first period during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the leaders of ex-Soviet states during a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Putin lashed out at the European Union for “not considering it necessary to discuss the risks” of political and economic integration with post-Soviet countries. Ukraine’s decision to sign an association agreement with the European Union in September provoked complaints from the Kremlin that the deal would hurt Russia’s economy. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, has his shot deflected by Carolina Hurricanes defenseman John-Michael Liles (26) in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects the nation's Black Sea fleet at the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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National Edition Opinion cover for September 19, 2014 - Russia and China, masters of mischief (Illustration by Donna Grethen for the Tribune Content Agency)

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Despite popular support for a visa regime with former Soviet republics, Russian President Vladimir Putin has opposed such a move, saying "A visa regime would mean that we are pushing former Soviet republics away, but we need to bring them closer." (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, skates on the ice during a pause in the action in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Illustration on Russia's incursion into Ukraine by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

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Illustration on Russia's incursion into Ukraine by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

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Serena Williams, returns a shot against Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in two sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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National Edition News cover for September 3, 2014 - Concerns grow that Obama underestimated Islamic State, Syria, Russia threats: An image taken from a video released by the SITE Intelligence Group shows journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, before his execution.

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President Obama called Russia President Vladimir Putin to tell him that Moscow was violating the 1994 treaty. Nearly three weeks later, Russia annexed Crimea. (Associated Press)

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) northwest of Moscow, in Tver region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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** FILE ** A pro-Russian soldier is back dropped by Russia flag while manning a machine-gun outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalne, Ukraine, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev announces sanctions at the Cabinet meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.The Russian government has banned all imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Thursday. The move was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban has been introduced for one year. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)