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Vladimir Putin Cartoon by Herb, Dagningen, Lillehammer, Norway/CartoonArts International

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures at the award ceremony in St. George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. President Putin awarded World War II veterans with jubilee medals marking the 70th victory anniversary of World War II. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool) ** FILE **

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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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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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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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French President Francois Hollande, right, gestures while speaking as Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel listen to him during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-way telephone call this weekend. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Latvians says that Russian aggression and tension between Vladimir Putin and the West make them "nervous and concerned." (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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"You don't deal with a thug like Vladimir Putin by asking nicely," House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, said in his critique of the Obama administration policy on Russia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's Strategy Chess Bear (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a live video link with members of Russian Geographical Society expedition to the Southern Pole in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with members of the Night Wolves biker group in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine, July 12, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (behind) and Cuba's President Raul Castro attend a ceremony at the Mausoleum of the Soviet Internationalist Soldier in Havana in July during Mr. Putin's Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region. (Associated Press)

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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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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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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)