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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (left) and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush share a light moment together outside the White House in 1990. Could they be discussing chicken? Ron Sachs/ Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicken Diplomacy: How President Bush Went For The Gut In The Former USSR

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, shown here in Strasbourg last month, recently published an investigation about metals magnate Oleg Deripaska. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicken blinchiki from Kachka. Leela Cyd/Courtesy of Flatiron Books hide caption

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

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Earlier this year, Frankfurt, Germany-based Deutsche Bank paid a $425 million fine for its involvement in a money-laundering scheme with Russian clients. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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