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Residents of Pereslavl-Zalessky gathered for a protest against planned garbage dumps earlier this month. As Russian President Vladimir Putin approaches his 20th year in power, anger over bread-and-butter issues is sparking protests. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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'The Rot Starts From The Top': Russians Protest Over Problems Big And Small

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The viral face-transforming FaceApp climbed to the top of the App Store on Wednesday. FaceApp hide caption

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Democrats Issue Warnings Against Viral Russia-Based Face-Morphing App

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People hold portraits of Soviet leader Josef Stalin in December 2018 as they line up in Moscow to lay flowers at his grave. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Amid 'Quiet Rehabilitation Of Stalin,' Some Russians Honor The Memory Of His Victims

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Journalists interview oil ministers on the sidelines of the 176th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries conference on Monday in Vienna. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump owes his 2016 election win to Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Jimmy Carter said on Friday. Here, Trump and Putin are seen meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka. Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, has voted to restore Russia's voting rights. They were suspended after Russia seized Crimea five years ago. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dutch National Police chief Wilbert Paulissen speaks Wednesday at a news conference in the Netherlands. International investigators accused four people of being involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of exploiting Western legal systems. Above, supporters of arrested journalist Ivan Golunov (freed on Tuesday) gathered at a court building in Moscow. Dmitry Serebryakov/AP hide caption

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A video still shows a Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft on fire after a hard landing Sunday at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. At least 41 people on Aeroflot Flight 1492 died. Russian Investigative Committee via AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pictured in March, said he plans to tell his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, that Moscow must stop meddling in the Venezuelan crisis. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Jared Kushner spoke about Russian election interference during the Time 100 Summit 2019 in New York City. Brian Ach/Getty Images for Time hide caption

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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighter on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Turkey's purchase of 100 of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the NATO member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile defense system. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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