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Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot on stage at Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert earlier this month in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jason Szenes /EPA/Landov hide caption

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In St. Petersburg on Thursday, Greenpeace International activist Anthony Perrett, a British citizen, showed the Russian transit visa that's now in his passport. Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Yukos oil company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks through the defendant's glass cage in a Moscow courtroom on Nov. 1, 2010. Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland. Alexi Nikolsky /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife, Yulia, look at a mobile phone Thursday during his trial in Kirov, Russia. A Russian judge found Navalny guilty of embezzlement. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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