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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after attending a concert marking the seventh anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko walk during their meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Putin hosted his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko for talks on Monday, amid media reports suggesting that the leader of Belarus was coming to Russia to secure one more loan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself while bathing in the icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration as the temperature dropped to about -20 degrees (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) outside Moscow, Russia. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. The Russian Orthodox Church follows the old Julian calendar, according to which Epiphany falls on Jan. 19.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via a video conference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced start of large-scale vaccination of medics and teachers against COVID next week. Speaking during an online meeting dedicated to inauguration of new hospitals for coronavirus patients built by Russian Defense Ministry, Putin said Russia has enough capacity to start "large-scale" vaccination of teachers and doctors.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens to Syrian President Bashar Assad, right on screen, during their talks via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov via a video call at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his 68th birthday on Wednesday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov pose for a photo during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles as he attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov, foreground, arrive to attend the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, leave Red Square after the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu lights a candle after a religion service marking the 79th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, at the Cathedral in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia. The country's new Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces was built and dedicated to the Soviet victory in World War II.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a cabinet meeting via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a videoconference with G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus disease outbreak, at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually to coordinate a response to the fast-spreading new coronavirus.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin waves to Britains Prince Charles during the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. More than 40 dignitaries are attending the World Holocaust Forum, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Russian ex-Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika's appointed successor Igor Krasnov in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The upper house of Russian parliament is set to approve Krasnov's appointment Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and New Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attend a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center right, surrounded by other officials talk to each other during their meeting on the sideline of a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts the one-day conference of world powers on Sunday seeking to curb foreign military interference, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to stop the chaos in the North African nation.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talk to each other during their meeting on the sideline of a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts the one-day conference of world powers on Sunday seeking to curb foreign military interference, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to stop the chaos in the North African nation.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying commemoration ceremony for the 77th anniversary since the Leningrad siege was lifted during the World War Two at the Boundary Stone monument, around 50 kilometers east of St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photo prior to the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Merkel visits Moscow to discuss current international issues such as the situation in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, US-Iran tensions, as well as bilateral relations.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, second left, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov, second right, Commander of the Southern Military District troops Alexander Dvornikov, right, watch a navy exercise from the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser in the Black Sea, Crimea. The drills involved warships and aircraft that launched missiles at practice targets.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, talk after they symbolically open a valve during a ceremony in Istanbul for the inauguration of the TurkStream pipeline. Man in the centre is an interpreter.The dual natural gas line connecting the countries will open up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe, through new and existing lines.

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This image released by the Syrian Presidency shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, in Damascus, Syria. Putin's visit is the second to the war-torn country where his troops have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces since 2015.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, and Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, center left, attend a meeting with business community in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin after a Normandy-format summit in Paris, France. The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all prisoners, but they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held region.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Chairman of the Supreme Council of United Russia Boris Gryzlov, left of Putin, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, right of Putin, listen to the National anthem during opening the United Russia party congress in Moscow, Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd R) with, from left to right, China's President Xi Jinping, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa poses for the family photo of leaders of the BRICS emerging economies at the Itamaraty palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China's President Xi Jinping, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa during the BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China's President Xi Jinping, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa during the leaders' dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, walks to deliver his speech applauded by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, during the BRICS Business Council prior the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil. The BRICS Summit, gathering the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will take place in Brasilia Nov. 13-14.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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In this undated photo released by Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on a hill in Siberia during a break from state affairs ahead of his birthday. Russian president chose the Siberian taiga forest to go on a hike ahead of his birthday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the port of Taman and industrial park, about 180 km west of Krasnodar, Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walk together after the Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan, Armenia.

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From left, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey. The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey met in the Turkish to discuss the situation in Syria, with the aim of halting fighting in the northwest of the country and finding a lasting political solution to the 8 1/2 year civil war.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, walks past honor guards after laying flowers at the monument to the soldiers and militiaman of WWII and local conflicts in the Botlikh village, Dagestan, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the International Jigoro Kano Judo Tournament at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their visit to the ‘Street of the Far East’ exhibition, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their visit to ‘Street of the Far East’ exhibition at Vladivostok in Russia.

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In this undated image Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen behind the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the India-Russia Summit of November 2001. "While participating in the 20th India-Russia Summit, my mind also went back to the India-Russia Summit of November 2001 when Atal Ji was PM", PM Modi tweeted.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin witness exchange of MoU's between India and the Russia, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands prior to their talks at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok hosts the Eastern Economic Forum on September 4-6, 2019.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on his two-day visit, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Plant on his two-day visit, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the ‘Zvezda’ Shipbuilding Plant on his two-day visit, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on his two-day visit, at Vladivostok, in Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talk to each other as they visit shipyard Zvezda, outside the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok where Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Russia. Rosneft Russian oil giant chief Igor Sechin accompanies them.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit shipyard Zvezda outside the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok where Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Russia.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, visits shipyard Zvezda outside the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok where Eastern Economic Forum hosted by Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, look at a model of a Leader nuclear-powered icebreaker as they visit the Zvezda shipyard in the town of Bolshoi Kamen, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Turkish President is on a short working visit in Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives with a bouquet of flowers as French President Emmanuel Macron, center, and his wife Brigitte look on at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France. French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting to discuss the world's major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union.

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In this file photo, former Russian President Vladimir Putin being received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on his arrival at the AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin dives to the bottom of the Gulf of Finland aboard a C-Explorer 3.11 submersible to explore the Soviet Shchuka-class submarine Shch-308 sunken during World War II near the island of Gogland, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, and Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, right, listen to local citizens as they inspect areas affected by floods in Tulun, the Irkutsk Region, Russia. A cyclone struck the Siberian region on June 25 sweeping away dams and roads, causing floods that inundated over 3,700 homes affecting more than 9,000 people.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, light candles as they visit the Konevsky Monastery on the Konevets Island, western part of the Lake Ladoga, Russia. The monastery was founded around 1393 by St. Arseny Konevsky, who wished to convert pagan Karelians to Christianity.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Bolivia's President Evo Morales pose for a photo during a signing ceremony following their talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia. Putin and Morales noted that they have similar views on international issues, underlining their shared emphasis on respect for sovereignty and opposition to unilateral sanctions.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, right, and Presidential Envoy to the Ural Federal District Nikolai Tsukanov, visit an exhibition during the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) at the Yekaterinburg Expo international exhibition centre in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Liliya Syropyatova, mother of nine children awarded with the Order of Parental Glory, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Pope Francis sits at a table with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his press conference on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, in Osaka, Japan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at an informal meeting between Russia, India and China (RIC), on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, in Osaka, Japan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and British Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan.

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong listen during a working session of leaders at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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From left: China's President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pose for a photo prior to a BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan.

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US President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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US President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping prior to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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From left, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pose for a photo before a session at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, embraces Russian President Vladimir Putin prior during their meeting on a sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a photo prior to their talks on a sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that brings together Russia, China, India, Pakistan along with ex-Soviet Central Asia nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping enter a hall for the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Chinese President Xi Jinping is on visit to Russia this week and is expected to attend Russia's main economic conference in St. Petersburg.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin during their meeting in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses with Orthodox priest Pavel Taichenachev and his family during the awarding ceremony in Moscow, Russia. The Kremlin has sought to encourage families with many children as part of efforts to cope with Russia's demographic problems.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pose for a photo prior to their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, southern Russia. Pompeo arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets his teammates prior to a hockey match at the Bolshoi Arena in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the military parade marking 74 years since the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia.

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From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, The talks are expected to focus on the situation in Syria, where the two countries have closely coordinated their steps.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to police officers during a visit to a mounted police unit in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greets UNESCO'S Director-General Audrey Azoulay during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures while speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The talks are expected to focus on the situation in Syria.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shake hands prior to their talks in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Putin is hosting the leaders of Turkey and Iran for talks about a Syria peace settlement as expectations mount for an imminent and final defeat of the Islamic State group.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, center, presents Russian President Vladimir Putin with a puppy of the Sarplaninac breed during their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands prior to their talks in Belgrade, Serbia. Putin arrives in Serbia for his fourth visit to the Balkan country since 2001.

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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, looks at at the scene of a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 people, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia. At least four people died Monday when part of a 10-story apartment building collapsed in Russia's Ural Mountains region, and hundreds of rescuers searched for survivors under the rubble in the frigid weather.

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