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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow on Sunday. Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging strongman Vladimir Putin, was seeking to get his name on the ballot for a March vote, but on Monday an election commission voted to bar him from the election. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday. Jorge Silva/AP hide caption

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Trump: Putin Again Denied Interfering In Election And 'I Really Believe' He Means It

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian peace process at the German federal Chancellery on Oct. 19, 2016, in Berlin. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Savonlinna, Finland, on Thursday. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a Cabinet meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Wednesday. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

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The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., admitted Sunday in a statement that he met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 who was said to have had information helpful to his father's campaign against Hillary Clinton. He said the lawyer did not end up giving any information. Jeff Vinnick /Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Commission for Military Technology Cooperation outside Moscow on Thursday, ahead of Friday's G-20 meeting in Hamburg. Alexei Druzhinin/AP hide caption

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Anti-government protesters march in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and Russia's third most populous city, with a banner reading "Corruption steals the future!" Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Alexei Navalny's YouTube show attracts a million views per episode. The Putin critic offers breezy commentary on the week's events, fields questions from his Twitter feed and heaps scorn on the Kremlin. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Banned From Russian TV, A Putin Critic Gets His Message Out On YouTube

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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk in the Galerie des Batailles (Gallery of Battles) at the Palace of Versailles as they arrive for a joint press conference following their meeting near Paris on Monday. Stephane de Sakutin/AP hide caption

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