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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a ski-jumping complex in Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting in his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Putin discussed financial situation surrounding restoration works in Russia’s southern town of Krymsk, severely affected by floods last summer. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, pool)

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**FILE** Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Moscow on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, walk before a government meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, walk before a government meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) from Russia, left wing Wojtek Wolski (17) from Poland and defenseman Mike Green (52) pause in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, (8), Karl Alzner (27) and Nicklas Backstrom (19), left, celebrate a goal by Mike Green (52) during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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New Jersey Devils' David Clarkson (23) falls to the ice as Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, (8) slaps the puck away during overtime in an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, center, of Russia, celebrates his game winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) from Russia, skates during a break in the action in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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A police officer stands guard next to flowers placed on the snow in front of the Lame Horse nightclub on Dec. 5, 2009, in Perm, Russia, where a fire broke out after pyrotechnics set plastic and decorative twigs on a ceiling ablaze, killing 152 people. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) from Russia, battle for the puck with Winnipeg Jets center Olli Jokinen (12) from Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots the puck against Montreal Canadiens defensemen Josh Gorges (26) and Raphael Diaz (61) during the second period of the Canadiens' 4-1 win on Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he will forgo Group of Eight and NATO summits in the U.S. this month. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots the puck against Montreal Canadiens defensemen Josh Gorges (26) and Raphael Diaz (61) during the second period of the Canadiens' 4-1 win on Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (Associated Press)