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Feb. 21, 2021: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny shows a heart symbol standing in the cage during a hearing to a motion from the Russian prison service to convert the suspended sentence of Navalny from the 2014 criminal conviction into a real prison term in the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia. AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Gleb Nikitin, during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Russia alleges Ukraine tried to attack the Kremlin in a Putin assassination attempt

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an event via video on Wednesday. The Kremlin is downplaying the prospect of Ukraine peace talks after President Biden said he would speak to Putin if "he's looking for a way to end the war." Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted out of a police station in Khimki, outside Moscow, following the court ruling that ordered him jailed for 30 days. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of exploiting Western legal systems. Above, supporters of arrested journalist Ivan Golunov (freed on Tuesday) gathered at a court building in Moscow. Dmitry Serebryakov/AP hide caption

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The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital, Karl Max Einhaeupl (left), and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt discuss the health of Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin on Tuesday. Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, was flown to Germany on Sept. 16 after a suspected poisoning. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images 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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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of top executives of the Defense Ministry and military-industrial complex in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, May 19, 2017. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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With Trump In Office, Did The Kremlin Get More Than It Bargained For?

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