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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia 29 April 2013. The meeting is to discuss bilateral cooperation and international issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. The meeting is to discuss bilateral co-operation and international issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula.

 Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attends a court session at the Zubova Polyana district court in town of Zubova Polyana, 440 Km southeast from Moscow, Republic of Mordovia, Russia, 26 April 2013. The court considers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's appeal for parole. In August 2012 three members of Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were sentenced to two years in prison on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after singing a song in the Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow in February 2012 ahead of presidential elections in Russia.

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Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova attends a court session at the Zubova Polyana district court, 440km southeast from Moscow on Friday.