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An Estonian soldier takes aim during a training exercise at Tapa Army Base, Estonia, on Nov. 17. U.S. troops were also taking part in the training, about 70 miles from the border with Russia. NATO countries are stepping up their presence in Eastern Europe at a time of rising tensions with Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Near The Russian Border, U.S. And NATO Beef Up Their Presence

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Chebureki, thin, deep-fried pockets of cheese, meat or mushrooms, are a best seller at Musafir. The Tatar restaurant has become an asylum-seeker of sorts in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea. Courtesy of Musafir hide caption

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Kremlin in Moscow last year. Both leaders have been quick to congratulate U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Kremlin on Wednesday. Putin says that Moscow hopes to restore good relations with the United States in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Sergei Karpukhin/AP hide caption

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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warships traveling with the aircraft carrier were planning to refuel at the Spanish port of Ceuta, but Russia has withdrawn its refueling request.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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