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Part of a welcome for the United States-Soviet commission on Korea on their arrival in Pyongyang on July 23, 1947, was this parade of Korean communists carrying huge portraits of Josef Stalin and Kim Il Sung. The commission visited Pyongyang, 165 miles north of Seoul, for the purpose of getting views of political groups on the prospecting. U.S. Army Signal Corps/AP hide caption

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, seen on a laptop screen, makes a statement in Moscow on Saturday as Wagner Group forces stage a rebellion. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China's President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose during their trilateral meeting with Mongolia on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday. Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko has drawn attention from European leaders and Russia's President Vladimir Putin after his government arrested a journalist flying over the country on a commercial plane. Maxim Guchek/Getty Images hide caption

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What Russia Stands To Gain By Backing Belarus

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Participants of an unauthorized protest in Moscow rally Jan. 23 against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Alexei Navalny Fights For Freedom Of Expression In Putin's Russia

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