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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (far right) attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Thursday. Shoigu announced the use of 162 Russian weapons in Syria on the eve of the Defenders of the Fatherland national holiday, celebrated in Russia on Thursday in honor of the nation's military. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria

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One of the few women's shelters serving Moscow sits on the edge of a monastery an hour's drive from the city center. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will 'Protect The Oppressor'

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President Trump speaks on the phone in the Oval Office with now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn (center) and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Jan. 28. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump says news reports about contacts between his team and Russia's intelligence agencies are the result of conspiracy theories. Trump is seen here at the White House on Tuesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Reports: U.S. Intercepted Calls Between Trump Campaign Staff And Russian Intelligence

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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions from the media on Tuesday. He said it was President Trump's decision to have national security adviser Michael Flynn resign. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Michael Flynn (left) introduces Donald Trump at a campaign rally on Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, N.H. After less than a month on the job, Flynn resigned Monday as President Trump's national security adviser. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Questions have loomed over National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian diplomat in late December — and the explanation provided by the White House has changed over time. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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"We're not expecting a road covered with roses in our bilateral relations, though clearly there's a window of opportunity," Konstantin Kosachyov told a group of academics and former diplomats in Moscow this week. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters hide caption

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Hopes Are High In Russia For Improved Relations With U.S. 'Pragmatic Partners'

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The Moscow headquarters of Russia's domestic intelligence agency, the FSB. The U.S. Treasury Department is allowing limited interactions between U.S. companies and the agency. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP 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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A police officer stands guard in Moscow's Red Square. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Journalist: Russia's Interference Is An 'Assault On The Western Liberal Order'

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