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Yevgeny Prigozhin (left) serves food to Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a 2011 dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow. Misha Japaridze/AP hide caption

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'Putin's Chef' Has His Fingers In Many Pies, Critics Say

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The Russian Justice Ministry has issued a proposal to exempt officials from corruption charges under certain conditions. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro during a meeting outside Moscow on Dec. 5. Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kremlin Rallies To Defend Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

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Paul Whelan, the American who has been detained by Russia on suspicion of espionage, stands in a glass cage for a hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Moscow's Fyodor Dostoevsky Library was renovated in 2013 and now sees some 500 visitors a day, up from just a dozen or so per day in earlier years. The library hosts language clubs, readings, lectures and concerts. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

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Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through

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Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 15. A new court filing says Manafort is suspected of having shared polling data with a business associate who has links to the Russian intelligence service. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bartholomew I signs the Tomos of Autocephaly, marking the formal independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Emergencies Ministry crews have been removing rubble at the site of a partially collapsed apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Russia, hoping to find any survivors in subzero temperatures. Andrey Serebryakov/Reuters hide caption

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Russia has granted U.S. consular officials access to Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Whelan appears here in a photo provided by the Whelan family. Courtesy of the Whelan Family/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador Visits American Who Was Arrested In Russia On Suspicion Of Spying

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