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Belarus leader beats Putin's pike with man-sized catfish

MINSK (Reuters) - Just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin landed a giant pike on a fishing trip, his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko has boasted about catching a man-sized catfish.Full story

Exclusive: Russian billionaire seeks U.S. government financing for luxury jets

NEW YORK/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Billionaire Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko, a long-time associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, plans to seek U.S. government-backed funding to buy luxury aircraft, Reuters has learned. Full story

Click3: The Chicago Tribune's adorable online fail

  Chris Hayes shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet for Wednesday: The Kremlin claims Vladimir Putin caught a 46 pound pike; Chris Kluwe uses Google Glass at Raiders training camp; and The Chicago Tribune has the most adorable online fail.

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  Scarborough: I think it's time for Obama to send a message to Russia

Following the arrest and then release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and Russia's handling of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the Morning Joe panel looks at Russian President Vladimir Putin, America's relationship with Putin and Russia and why it's time for President Obama to send a message

  Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said NSA leaker Edward Snowden should stop leaking American secrets if he intends to stay in the country. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Must-Read Op-Eds: Putin, Snowden and the Voting Rights Act

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from Michael Hirsh's latest National Journal column on Russian President Vladimir Putin in light of his decision to not extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S. Joe Scarborough also reads from the WSJ's editorial on the SCOTUS ruling on the Voting Right

  Putin refuses to return Snowden to US

Russian president Vladimir Putin said NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a “free man” and “the sooner he chooses his final destination the better it will be for all of us.” Meanwhile, Snowden is reportedly hiding somewhere inside Moscow’s massive airport. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

  Putin says he knows where Edward Snowden is

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is in a Moscow airport and that Russia will not be detaining him. Chris Hayes explains what this means for international relations.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture as he fishes in the Krasnoyarsk territory in the Siberian Federal District July 20, 2013. Picture taken July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

File photo of Finnish businessman Gennady Timchenko during his visit to the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg
File photo of Finnish businessman Gennady Timchenko during his visit to the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg

Businessman Gennady Timchenko looks on during his visit to the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg in this April 10, 2012, file photo. Billionaire Russian businessman Timchenko, a long-time associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, plans to seek U.S. government-backed funding to buy

Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Kostyukov speak with media after a court session in Kiev
Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Kostyukov speak with media after a court session in Kiev

Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Dmitry Kostyukov speak with media after a court session in Kiev July 28, 2013. The Femen group says its activists were beaten up and kidnapped pre-emptively when they were on their way to protest against the baptism c

Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Kostyukov look out from a window during a court session in Kiev
Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Kostyukov look out from a window during a court session in Kiev

Activists from women's rights group FEMEN and former AFP photographer from Russia Dmitry Kostyukov look out from a window during a court session in Kiev July 28, 2013. The Femen group says its activists were beaten up and kidnapped pre-emptively when they were on their way to protest against the ba