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  • In the words of President Vladimir Putin, the four-month Olympic flame relay will "show the world Russia as she is and as we love her."

    In this Tuesday, May 15, 2012 file photo people walk in downtown Grozny, capital of Chechnya, southern Russia. Central Mosque is at the background. The capital of Chechnya, rebuilt after two devastating separatist wars in the 1990s, boasts the largest mosque in Europe. With money and backing from Moscow, the thuggish Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has brought a degree of stability to the republic, although attacks still take place.
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  • In this Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 photo Geda Rozina, 100, poses at their apartment in Moscow. The four generations of Zimanenko- Rozin's family embody the history of Jews in Russia over the past century, from the restrictions of czarist times to the revival of Jewish culture in Russia today.

    Moscow's new Jewish museum, Europe's largest, is Russia's first major attempt to tell the story of its Jewish community.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • A memorial to the victims of Katyn, the Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish officers in 1940, in Warsaw, Poland pictured on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    Documents released Monday lend weight to the belief that high-level suppression helped hide Soviet guilt.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • A memorial to the victims of Katyn, the Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish officers in 1940, in Warsaw, Poland pictured on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. On Monday the U.S. National Archives is releasing about 1,000 newly declassified documents related to Katyn. Some shed further light on decades of suppression of Soviet guilt within the U.S. government. The cover-up began during World War II when the U.S. needed the Soviets to defeat Germany and Japan, and continued on some level long after.

    Suppression within the highest levels of the U.S. government helped cover up Soviet guilt in the killing of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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