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      Reservists from Tara, in the Omsk region of Siberia, at a recruitment office on Monday.
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      Russia Admits to Draft Problems as Anger Flares Into Violence

      The Kremlin’s spokesman tried to shift blame for errors in the call-up to regional agencies on Monday, the same day a gunman attacked a draft office in Siberia.

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    Edward Snowden speaking during an online forum in Moscow last year.
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    Edward Snowden Is Granted Russian Citizenship

    Mr. Snowden, a former intelligence contractor, left the United States after giving hundreds of highly classified N.S.A. documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post in 2013.


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    Yevgeny Prigozhin at a meeting of Russian and Turkish government officials and business leaders in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2016.
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    Putin Ally Acknowledges Founding Wagner Mercenary Group

    Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a Russian businessman and close associate of President Vladimir V. Putin, confirmed his role weeks after he was seen in a recruitment video for the private military company.