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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, puts a shawl on Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, Nov. 10, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes President of Russia Vladimir Putin, left, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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MARIA SHARAPOVA -TENNIS Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with the trophy in front of the Eiffel Tower, one day after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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MARIA SHARAPOVA -TENNIS Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Petra Kvitov of the Czech Republic during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/ Joseph Nair)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin stands for a minute of silence at the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, second from left, from Russia, celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom, left, from Sweden, and right wing Tom Wilson, with New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson (30) nearby in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John F. Kerry held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Norway's Magnus Carlsen smiles after his victory in 11th game over India's former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand, at the FIDE World Chess Championship Match in Sochi, Russia, Sunday. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

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An image of an apparently sleeping world chess champion Magnus Carlsen during Wednesday's Game 8 of his title match with India's Viswanathan Anand in Sochi, Russia, from the Twitter account @Rick_Chess.

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Russia is developing a maneuvering warhead for both land-based and submarine-launched missiles. Tests highlight Russia's development of strategic missile capabilities, including systems with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles. (Makeyev State Rocket Center)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the All-Russia Popular Front in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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The Kremlin unveiled its latest weapon to combat the West's "information war" on President Vladimir Putin with the launch of Sputnik — a lavishly funded, international media outlet whose advent heralds a silencing of dissent and criticism in Russia. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

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A Mistral French amphibious assault ship docked in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Fighting has continued in eastern Ukraine despite a September cease-fire agreement forged with Russia. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 7, 2014 file photo Russian Air Force strategic bombers, Tu-95, fly in formation over Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade, slated for May 9 at the Square to celebrate 69 years of the victory in WWII, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s defense minister says the military will conduct regular long-range bomber patrols, ranging from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with President Bush as they make their way to a family photo session during the APEC leaders summit in Shanghai, China on Sunday Oct. 21, 2001. (AP Photo/CP, Fred Chartrand)

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Image: YouTube, Russia Today

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President Obama joins Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (second right), Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit Tuesday in Beijing. (Associated Press)

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upper hand: Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) signed a natural gas agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but President Obama is still working on a deal. (RIA Novosti via Associated Press)