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School students of 4th grade attend a physical education class in Moscow, Russia. In Moscow officials recommended the elderly to self-isolate at home and ordered employers to have 30% of their staff work remotely. Starting from Monday, school students from 6th to 11th grades also moved their studies online until Nov. 2.

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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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Bikers attend a motorcycle rally marking a traditional autumn's motorcycle festival riding along the iconic Garden Ring in Moscow, Russia.

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A biker rides with a family member in a 'Ural" Soviet made motorcycle with a sidecar, during a rally marking a traditional autumn's motorcycle festival riding along the iconic Garden Ring in Moscow, Russia.

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Bikers attend a motorcycle rally marking a traditional autumn's motorcycle festival riding along the iconic Garden Ring in Moscow, Russia.

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A biker performs prior to a motorcycle rally marking a traditional autumn's motorcycle festival riding along the iconic Garden Ring in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdiny Tsogtbaatar walk to a hall for their talks in Moscow, Russia.

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People steer their SUP boards along the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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Arseny Matantsev performs on a water scooter on the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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Andrei Smirnov performs on a hydro pipe on the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian Mikhail Yershov performs on a water scooter on the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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Workers watch as people steer their SUP Boards along the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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People steer their SUP boards along the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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People steer their SUP boards along the Moscow River Channel during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a photo as they meet on the sidelines of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Moscow, Russia. The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have agreed that their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance and ease tensions in the Ladakh region where the two sides in June had their deadliest clash in decades.

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In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi pose for a photo prior to their talks on the sidelines of a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Commonwealth of Independent States and Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States in Moscow, Russia.

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In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, India's Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, left, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, pose for a photo on the sidelines of a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Commonwealth of Independent States and Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States in Moscow, Russia.

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External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar meets Kazakh counterpart FM Mukhtar Tileuberdi before the SCO summit, in Moscow.

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External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar during the formal opening of the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in Moscow.

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External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar during a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow. .

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External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow. Jaishankar is on a four-day visit to Russia to attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during a meeting with FM Chingiz Aidarbekov of Kyrgyz Republic on SCO sidelines, in Moscow.

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Union External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is greeted by the ambassador and senior officers from Russian Foreign Ministry, on his arrival in Moscow.

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Fireworks explode over the Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces during the Spasskaya Tower military music festival in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia. Due to coronavirus, the annual international music festival in Red Square was canceled, an online festival without spectators took place Sunday on the Cathedral Square in Patriot Park, outside Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with Uzbekistan’s Minister of Defence Major General Kurbanov Bakhodir Nizamovich, on the sidelines of the Joint Meeting of the Heads of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) members countries, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, in Moscow.

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China's Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe, left, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, and Indian Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, right, pose for a photo with their colleagues at a Joint Meeting of Defense Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Commonwealth of Independent States and Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States in Moscow, Russia. The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to resolve rising tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash killed 20 Indian soldiers.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends the Joint Meeting of the Heads of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) members, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for photographs with the head of delegations attending the SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with the Chinese Defence Minister General Fenghe (unseen), in Moscow

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photo at the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) & CIS member states in Moscow, organised in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of victory in the World War II, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits the Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces and the Museum Complex, ‘Memory Road’, in Moscow.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to the main Cathedral of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Museum Complex in Moscow.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Embassy in Moscow.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh during a delegation-level meeting with Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu, in Moscow.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh during a delegation-level meeting with Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu (unseen), in Moscow.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh meets Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu, in Moscow.

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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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In this handout photo provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, an employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 11 became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only dozens of people for less than two months.

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People gather to collect signatures to cancel the results of voting on amendments to the Constitution in Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month a group of opposition activists called for a protest against the constitutional reform that allows Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.

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People walk around the Tsar Bell in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, with the Spasskaya Tower, right, and Senate, left, in the background. The first Russian monument to become part of UNESCO world heritage 30 years ago, Moscow's Kremlin Museums struggle to finance restoration works amid coronavirus outbreak and move freeze most of the projects until the next year. Previously the most visited sight in Russia's capital, with almost 3 million visitors in 2019, Kremlin Museums have seen almost ten-fold decrease of tourists.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C) in a meeting with Myanmar’s Military Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (unseen) in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Myanmar’s Military Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in a meeting in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C) along with Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar after participating in the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in Red Square, Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C) along with Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar interacting with the Tri-Service Contingent of the Indian Armed Forces participating in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow.

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Female Ministry of Emergency Situations employees march during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in WWII, at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Indian soldiers march in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in WWII in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia. The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Indian Tri-Service contingent takes part in the Victory Day Parade at Red Square to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory of Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, in Moscow.

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Indian Tri-Service contingent takes part in the Victory Day Parade at Red Square to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory of Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, in Moscow.

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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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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends the Victory Day Parade at Red Square to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the victory of Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits the Victory Park, a monument dedicated to Russia's victory in World War II, in Moscow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits the Victory Park, a monument dedicated to Russia's victory in World War II, in Moscow.

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Parade formations are seen ahead of the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat on Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Yury Ivanovich Borisov, in Moscow.

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Journalists takes pictures of a burning German tank at a museum near the newly-built main cathedral of the Russian military in the Patriot Park outside in Moscow, Russia. The opening of the cathedral that was built in just under 600 days was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

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Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar during a meeting with Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Col. AV Formin.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival in Moscow for a three day visit. He was received by Major General Kosenko Vasily Alexandrovich and the Indian Ambassdor to Russia.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival in Moscow for a three day visit. He was received by Major General Kosenko Vasily Alexandrovich and the Indian Ambassdor to 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 soldiers march toward Red Square to attend a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia. The military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat was postponed from May 9 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and is now set to take place on June 24.

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Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, center, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, arrive to attend the consecrating the country's new Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces in the Patriot Park outside Moscow, Russia. The cathedral was built in just under 600 days and was opened on May 9, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II.

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An airport worker walks past medical aid sent from the United States, including ventilators as a donation to help the country tackle the coronavirus outbreak, at Vnukovo International Airport outside in Moscow, Russia.

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A U.S. Air Force transport plane carrying the first batch of medical aid from the United States, including 50 ventilators as a donation to help the country tackle the coronavirus outbreak, rolls upon landing at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia. The United States has delivered a batch of ventilators to Russia as part of a $5.6 million humanitarian donation to help the country cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Employees of the Federal State Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations of Russia Emergency Situations walk to disinfect a platform of Leningradsky railway station in Moscow, Russia. Russia has continued to see a steady rise of new infections, and new hot spots have emerged across the vast country of 147-million people that ranks the second in the world behind the United States in the number of coronavirus cases.

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People wearing face masks and gloves to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines as they go down the subway on the escalator in Moscow, Russia. From Tuesday onward, wearing face masks and latex gloves is mandatory for people using Moscow's public transport. President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared an end to a partial economic shutdown across Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he said that many restrictions will remain in place.

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Medical workers wearing protective gear walk after an evacuation at Spasokukotskogo Hospital in Moscow, Russia. A fire at a Moscow hospital treating people infected by the coronavirus killed one patient and forced the evacuation of about 200 others.

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Russian communists and supporters, some of them wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines as they walk under a snowfall to visit the Mausoleum of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, at Moscow's Red Square during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia

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Municipal employees, wearing special suits to protect against coronavirus, disinfect and clean a yard in Moscow, Russia. Authorities in the Russian capital have ordered most Muscovites who don't work in vital industries to stay home in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Only visits to nearby stores and pharmacies are allowed, and the lockdown has spurred demand for delivery services.

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Several cars move along the empty embankment of the Moskva River in front of the Kremlin during 'rush hour' in Moscow, Russia. The Russian capital has woken up to a lockdown obliging most people in the city of 13 million to stay home. The government ordered other regions of the vast country to quickly prepare for the same as Moscow, to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. 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 medical experts wait to check passengers arriving from foreign countries at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia. Authorities in Russia are taking vast measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the country. The measures include closing the border for all foreigners, shutting down schools for three weeks, sweeping testing and urging people to stay home.

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Construction takes place at the site for an additional building of the new hospital on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia. Starting from early March, Moscow authorities have been sending people who traveled to countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic and came back with flu-like symptoms to a new hospital on the outskirts of the city. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

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Moscow metro depot employees disinfect a metro train in Moscow, Russia. Starting from early March, Moscow authorities have been sending people who traveled to countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic and returned with flu-like symptoms to a new hospital on the outskirts of the city.

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People watch as an effigy of Lady Maslenitsa burns during celebrations of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in Veliky Novgorod, some 550 kilometers (340 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia.

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A man climbs on a pole in snowfall to get a prize during celebrations of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in Veliky Novgorod, some 550 kilometers (340 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia with a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin on the right. Maslenitsa is traditional Russian holiday marking the end of winter that dates back to the pagan times.

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Actors perform during the "Fashion Freak Show" by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the Moscow Palace of youth theatre in Moscow, Russia.

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Actors perform during the "Fashion Freak Show" by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the Moscow Palace of youth theatre in Moscow, Russia.

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

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People walk in Red Square under light snowfall in Moscow, Russia. Temperatures reached around zero (32 F) in Moscow.

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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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The Iranian national flag flies at half staff atop the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, Russia in sign of mourning for Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed by U.S. airstrike in Iraq. The body of Gen. Qassem Soleimani arrived Sunday in Iran where thousands of mourners thronged his coffin ahead of a grand funeral procession across the Islamic Republic amid soaring tensions between Iran and the U.S.

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A man walks under a light snowfall in a park in Moscow, Russia. Temperatures reached around zero (32 F) in Moscow.

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Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion, attends the Open World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Moscow, Russia.

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A cornered punkhead makes as if to ram the serried ranks of riot policemen in Moscow. The opposition’s cat-and-mouse fight for democracy against President Putin continues.

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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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A Christmas tree decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations placed in front of Stalin's style Ukraine skyscraper, now Radisson Hotel in Moscow, Russia.

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People pass "2020" numbers installed to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year in Moscow, Russia.

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A man uses his smartphone in a subway train in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Communications Ministry has scheduled an exercise that is intended to simulate what is being called the isolated operation of the internet.

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Performers wearing Russian traditional carnival masks take a part in celebration at a Holiday's Market on Red Square, decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia. Moscow has seen unseasonably warm weather this month and is yet to see a lasting snow cover.

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Students of military schools rest after dancing during an annual ball in Moscow, Russia. More than 1,000 students from military schools travelled from all over Russia to Moscow to take part in the ball.

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Students of military schools prepare to dance during an annual ball in Moscow, Russia. More than 1,000 students from military schools travelled from all over Russia to Moscow to take part in the ball.

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People walk on the Patriarch's bridge decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations with the Christ the Savior Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.

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People walk at the Christmas Market in Manezhnaya Square decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations near Red Square with the Historical Museum and the Kremlin Wall in the background in Moscow, Russia.

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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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Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army World War II winter uniforms take a part in a reconstruction of a World War II-era parade in Moscow's Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, Russia. The Nov. 7, 1941 parade saw Red Army soldiers move directly to the front line in the Battle of Moscow, becoming a symbol of Soviet valor and tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov during a meeting in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army World War II winter uniforms stand prior to the start of a rehearsal of the Nov. 7 parade in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia.

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