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A picture taken on April 20, 2010, shows a Russian nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missile launcher during a military parade rehearsal outside Moscow. Russia transferred Iskander-M missile launchers within range of three Baltic states earlier this month. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts

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The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov passed through the English Channel near Dover, England, on Friday. Several warships traveling with the aircraft carrier were planning to refuel at the Spanish port of Ceuta, but Russia has withdrawn its refueling request. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during the opening session of the newly elected State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow. The U.S. blamed the Russian government for the hacking of American political sites and accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting on the budget in the Kremlin on Sept. 26. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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Amid Deteriorating U.S.-Russia Relations, Questions Grow About Cyberwar

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Smoke rises after aircraft belonging to the Russian army bombed a residential area in the Darat Izza neighborhood of Aleppo on Tuesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Battle For Aleppo Is So Important

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Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014. The investigators said Wednesday they have confirmed that MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile fired from rebel-held areas in Ukraine. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's David Welna had personal documents posted by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's far from the only one. But it's an issue the U.S. is reluctant to discuss. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister and United Russia party chairman Dmitry Medvedev visit the party's election campaign headquarters during parliamentary elections. Alexei Druzhinin /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience at the United Russia party congress held in Moscow in June, three months ahead of parliamentary elections this Sunday. His party is expected to retain its majority. Maxim Shipenkov/AP hide caption

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In Russia, A New Parliament Is Expected To Act Much Like The Old One

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Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR that the new U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Secretary Of State John Kerry On Syria Cease-Fire: 'What's The Alternative?'

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) enter a news conference room Friday in Geneva to announce a cease-fire agreement for Syria. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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