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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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Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy walks backstage during the filming of the League of Laughter comedy show on March 19 in Kiev, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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A Comedian Plays Ukraine's President On TV. Will He Become One In Real Life?

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Russian agent Maria Butina in an undated booking photo in Alexandria, Va. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan announced Thursday that Butina will be sentenced in late April. Alexandria Sheriff's Office via hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has thoroughly denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, although special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has uncovered numerous ties to the Russian government. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Mueller testifies during a Senate hearing in 2013. The former FBI director was appointed special counsel in the spring of 2017 after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev says he will leave his post after nearly 30 years in office. He's seen here at the Akkorda Palace in Astana, Kazakhstan, in 2016. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators shout during a Free Internet rally in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday. The protesters fear widespread censorship and isolation, following a bill that calls for Russia to be cut off from the global Internet. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russian military officers stand by as the 9M729, center, its launcher, left, and the 9M728, right, land-based cruise missiles are displayed in Kubinka outside Moscow, in January. The Russian military rolled out its new missile and spelled out its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates the INF Treaty. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Investigators walk next to a police tent last year in Salisbury, England, near where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah's Witness accused of extremism, is escorted into a courtroom to hear his verdict in the town of Oryol on Feb. 6. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Jehovah's Witnesses Cling To Faith Despite Arrests In Russia

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Artificial flowers decorate barbed wire fence as Soviet army troops stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 1988. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 to shore up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. Douglas E. Curran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Russians Today Take Pride In Afghan War That Foretold Soviet Demise

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