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Maria Kirilenko (Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin), of Russia, reacts after winning a point against Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Elena Dementieva (former Atlanta Thrasher Maxim Afinogenov) of Russia runs to the net after beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Russia and Cyprus have signed a military cooperation agreement that would allow Russian navy ships to make regular port calls on the island. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

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A pro-Russia rebel cossack, second left, hugs another rebel in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrain(...)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question during his and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban news conference at the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Ukrainian government soldiers sit on top of their armored vehicle driving on a road stretching away from the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, towards Debaltseve, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic returns the ball to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the second day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with representatives of a war veteran's organizations in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine. (Associated Press)

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Russia-backed separatist fighters shoot in the air to pay respects to their comrade during a funeral at a cemetery in the east Ukrainian village of Mospino, near the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. The militiaman was killed during recent fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government forces. Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of this year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday after all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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A mourner pays his respects to a Russia-backed separatists fighter during a funeral at a cemetery in the east Ukrainian village of Mospino, near the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. The militiaman was killed during recent fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government forces. Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of this year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday after all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after the peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks out during a break in talks in Minsk, Belarus Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)

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Navy cadets march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at the Neva River embankment in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Victory Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, Russia's most important secular holiday will be celebrated on May 9. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, waits for the puck to drop during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will see his father for the first time since leaving home in Chelyabinks, Russia last summer when the pair reunites in Los Angeles as part of the team's annual fathers' trip. (Associated Press)

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President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are taking opposing tacks on Ukraine's ongoing faceoff with Russia, with Mr. Obama taking a hard-line stance and Mrs. Merkel seeking a diplomatic solution. (Associated Press)

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Russia leaders hope to draw world leaders away from neighboring Poland's planned commemorations and instead to Moscow, where the annual Victory Day parade will take place May 9. The plan highlights ongoing tensions between Russia and the West.