Bill Browder crosses Red Square in 2004, at the height of Hermitage Capital Management's success. James Hill/Courtesy of the Browder Family Archives hide caption

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Swedish navy corvette HMS Visby patrols in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, in October. The Swedish military was searching for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters amid reports of a Russian submarine intrusion. Marko Saavala/TT News Agency/AP hide caption

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Written during the Soviet era, Mikhail Bulgakov's classic novel, The Master and Margarita, continues to resonate in today's Russia. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown delivering his state of the union speech earlier this month, was riding high this year as the country hosted the Winter Olympics. Russia is now embroiled in economic turmoil, and Putin has alienated Western countries that could potentially help. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his state of the union speech on Thursday, defended the Kremlin's aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country's survival. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (right) helps put a shawl or coat on Peng Liyuan, wife of China's President Xi Jinping, as Xi talks to President Obama during a fireworks show celebrating the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation session in Beijing. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Former President George W. Bush (right) and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, wave as they leave a family wedding in Washington, D.C., in May 2006. Normand Blouin-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Joshua Ferris' To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. Ferris and fellow American writer Karen Joy Fowler were named alongside Australian Richard Flanagan and Britons Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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Russian soldiers march in Moscow's Red Square during Friday's Victory Day parade, a show of military might amid tensions in Ukraine following Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, addressed the media Wednesday along with the head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Swiss President Didier Burkhalter. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin as he answered questions on national TV Thursday in Moscow. Alexey Nikolsky/RIO Novosti/Kremlin pool/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A Russian armored vehicle on the road between Simferopol and Sevastopol in Crimea earlier this month. Russia annexed the region two weeks ago. Other Russian forces, across the border from Ukraine, may pull back in coming days. Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, accompanied by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, speaks during their joint news conference at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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