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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at an electric ray fish during his visit to the center of oceanography and marine biology "Moskvarium" in VDNKh ( The State Exhibition Center) in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (Mikhail Klimentyev, RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Commander of the Russian Airborne Forces Vladimir Shamanov stands during President Vladimir Putin's visit to the airborne troops school in the city of Ryazan, some 100 km (62.5 miles) southeast of Moscow, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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A young Vladimir Putin is shown in this photo of him as a KGB officer during the Cold War. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) ** FILE **

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Then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin releases a Siberian tiger into the wild with a satellite tracker in Russia's Far East, Aug. 31, 2008. (The Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Monday as the Greek debt crisis deepened. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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This Bulgarian shepherd puppy gained fame when Vladimir Putin received him as a gift from Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov. Even Putin couldn't resist cuddling this pup.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a plenary session of an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Head of the Federal Customs Service Andrei Belyaninov, left, and Vladimir Putin's aide, Yury Ushakov, seen during a Putin-chaired meeting of officials in Moscow, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, arrive to attend the opening of the Army-2015 international military show featuring the latest Russian weapons in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for the opening of the Army-2015 international military show in Kubinka, outside Moscow, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Vasily Maximov/AFP pool photo via AP) ** FILE **

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has allied himself with Alexander Zaldostanov, also known as The Surgeon, the leader of the Night Wolves biker group. (Associated Press)

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Pope Francis meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's comparing Russian's Vladimir Putin to Hitler worries both GOP and Democrat critics. (Associated Press)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in this May 28, 2015, file photo. (Sergei Karpukhin/File-Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 29, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday to make losses of Russian troops who are on "special operations" in peacetime, a state secret. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)