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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev attends a presentation ceremony of state awards marking the Day of Russia in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, June 12, 2015. Seven people were awarded for their significant contribution to the scientific, cultural and humanitarian fields. The holiday was established after the Soviet breakup to commemorate the emergence of an independent Russia. But there is widespread regret over the Soviet collapse, and former president Vladimir Putin renamed the holiday and turned it into a celebration of Russia's resurgence. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev attends a presentation ceremony of state awards marking the Day of Russia in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, June 12, 2015. Seven people were awarded for their significant contribution to the scientific, cultural and humanitarian fields. The holiday was established after the Soviet breakup to commemorate the emergence of an independent Russia. But there is widespread regret over the Soviet collapse, and former president Vladimir Putin renamed the holiday and turned it into a celebration of Russia's resurgence.   (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)