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In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

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The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., admitted Sunday in a statement that he met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 who was said to have had information helpful to his father's campaign against Hillary Clinton. He said the lawyer did not end up giving any information. Jeff Vinnick /Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Commission for Military Technology Cooperation outside Moscow on Thursday, ahead of Friday's G-20 meeting in Hamburg. Alexei Druzhinin/AP hide caption

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Banned From Russian TV, A Putin Critic Gets His Message Out On YouTube

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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk in the Galerie des Batailles (Gallery of Battles) at the Palace of Versailles as they arrive for a joint press conference following their meeting near Paris on Monday. Stephane de Sakutin/AP hide caption

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With Trump In Office, Did The Kremlin Get More Than It Bargained For?

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Condoleezza Rice Reflects On The State Of Democracy

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sits at a table surrounded by foreign ministers from G-7 countries on Tuesday, the second day of a meeting in Lucca, Italy. Tillerson headed to Moscow later that day for the start of a series of what promise to be some tough conversations. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits for the start of a meeting last month at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Tillerson is scheduled to travel to Russia on Tuesday, in what promises to be a difficult round of talks after the U.S. missile strike in Syria last week. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Protesters participate in an anti-corruption rally in St. Petersburg on March 26. Thousands of Russians demonstrated across the country to protest corruption. Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on Saturday. It was one of five calls with foreign leaders Trump had scheduled for the day. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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