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Participants reenact the 1812 Battle of Borodino between Russia and the invading French army during anniversary celebrations near Moscow, Russia

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Participants re-enact the 1812 Battle of Borodino between Russia and the invading French army during anniversary celebrations near Moscow, Russia

Cadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval Academy attend a ceremony at the start of the school year known as 'Day of Knowledge' in St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 September 2016. Nakhimov Naval Academy was established in 1943 to prepare young men for training in higher naval education and follow-up service in the Navy as an officer and named after the great Russian naval commander Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, the Hero of the Crimean War

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Cadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval Academy attend a ceremony at the start of the school year known as ‘Day of Knowledge’ in St Petersburg, Russia on Thursday

Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence on August 24, 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev, Ukraine.

Putin attends a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg, Russia

Mikoyan MiG-29 jet fighters of Strizhi aerobatic team fly in formation during International Army Games 2016 in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan

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Mikoyan MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) aerobatic team fly in formation during the International Army Games 2016, in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan, Russia, 

A traffic sign is seen behind Russian Muslims

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A traffic sign is seen behind Russian Muslims praying outside the central mosque in Moscow on Tuesday, during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

epa05383038 Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) lays flowers during a wreath-laying ceremony in the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, 22 June 2016, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion into the then Soviet Union territory on 22 June 1941.  EPA/GRIGORY DUKOR / POOL

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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers during a wreath-laying ceremony in the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin wall in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion into the then Soviet Union territory on 22 June 1941 

A Russian soldier patrols the roof of the ExpoForum Convention ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The 20th anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum which brings together heads of state and governments, political leaders, leading experts and global company executives runs from June 16-18. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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A Russian soldier patrols the roof of the ExpoForum Convention ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia 

People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius

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People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius 

Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day military parade marking 71 years after the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Russian soldiers march during the Victory Day military parade marking 71 years after the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia today.

Russian cadets attend a commemorative action ahead of the Victory Day...epaselect epa05291755 Russsian WWII veterans lay flowers at the Eternal Fire in the Victory Park Memorial complex at the Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia, 06 May 2016, on the day of memory of Saint Georges the Victorious, the heavenly patron of Moscow and warriors. Russia will celebrate the 71st anniversary of the victory over the nazi Germany in the World War II on 09 May 2016.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Russian WWII veterans lay flowers at the Eternal Fire in the Victory Park Memorial complex at the Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia on the day of memory of Saint Georges the Victorious, the heavenly patron of Moscow and warriors

Vladimir Putin...Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures after speaking to the media after his marathon call-in TV show in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States must abandon its "imperial ambitions" and treat Russia as an equal partner. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures after speaking to the media after his marathon call-in TV show in Moscow, Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow

Russian Communist Party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 92st anniversary of his death at Red Square in central Moscow on January 21, 2016.

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Russian Communist Party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of his death at Red Square in central Moscow on Thursday

A Russian Orthodox believer bathes in an ice water in a pond to mark Epiphany outside Simferopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. 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.  (AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko)

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A Russian Orthodox believer bathes in a pond to mark Epiphany outside Simferopol, Crimea. 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

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a training session of the Night Hockey League at the Galaktika center in Krasnaya Polyana on Wednesday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a training session of the Night Hockey League at the Galaktika center in Krasnaya Polyana on Wednesday

A motor boat sails along the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Tuesday

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A motor boat sails along the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Tuesday

People walk across Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow on December 22, 2015. The temperatures in the Russian capital reached today 6 C (42 F)

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People walk across Red Square, with St. Basil’s Cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow on Tuesday. The temperatures in the Russian capital reached as low as 6 C (42 F)

TOPSHOT - Russian Communist party supporters hold portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they take part in a ceremony to mark the 136th anniversary of his birth at Red Square in Moscow on December 21, 2015.

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Russian Communist party supporters hold portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they take part in a ceremony to mark the 136th anniversary of his birth at Red Square in Moscow on Monday

International Space Station expedition 46/47

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British ESA astronaut Timothy Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra prepare to get into Soyuz space craft simulator prior to pass final exams in the Russian cosmonaut training center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, on Friday