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Members of an underground sect in Russia's Volga River province of Tatarstan province stand at the gate of a house outside the provincial capital, Kazan, on Aug. 8, 2012. The reclusive sect that literally went underground to stop contact with the outside world kept 27 children in dark and unheated cells, many of them for more than a decade, prosecutors said. (Associated Press)

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Members of an underground sect in Russia's Volga River province of Tatarstan province stand at the gate of a house outside the provincial capital, Kazan, on Aug. 8, 2012. The reclusive sect that literally went underground to stop contact with the outside world kept 27 children in dark and unheated cells, many of them for more than a decade, prosecutors said. (Associated Press)

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U.S. singer Madonna greets her fans at the opening of the new fitness club in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 (Associated Press)

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U.S. singer Madonna greets her fans at the opening of the new fitness club in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 (Associated Press)

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, left, congratulates Russia's Aliya Mustafina for winning the gold for the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, left, congratulates Russia's Aliya Mustafina for winning the gold for the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Serena Williams of the United States volleys against Maria Kirilenko, below, of Russia in their women's doubles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Serena Williams of the United States volleys against Maria Kirilenko, below, of Russia in their women's doubles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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United States' Serena Williams returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russia, hits a return against Vania King during the Citi Open tennis tournament on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russia, hits a return against Vania King during the Citi Open tennis tournament on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a law in June that greatly increases fines for protest-related offenses, and appears to be taking even harsher measures against some of his active opponents. (Associated Press)

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates her victory over Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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In this October, 2001 file photo the Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser seen near Severomorsk, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

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In this October, 2001 file photo the Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser seen near Severomorsk, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

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Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari (far left) and Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin (far right) listen to speakers July 19, 2012, during a Security Council vote at the United Nations. Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution to impose non-military sanctions on Syria. (Associated Press)

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A damaged car suffered by flood seen next to a flooded house in Krimsk, about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 8, 2012. The death toll from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has risen to at least 150. (AP Photo/Ignat Kozlov)

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A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin rests on a pile of debris at a flooded house in Krimsk, about 750 miles south of Moscow. Flooding killed more than 170 in southern Russia on July 6 and 7. The president is taking heat for a fumbled early warning. (Associated Press)

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A damaged car suffered by flood seen next to a flooded house in Krimsk, about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 8, 2012. The death toll from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has risen to at least 150. (AP Photo/Ignat Kozlov)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference in Moscow on Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)