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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:22:59 PM EST
    A dancer of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" performs in Tbilisi, January 27, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 27, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:21:51 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" perform in Tbilisi, January 27, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 27, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:21:07 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" perform in Tbilisi, January 27, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 27, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:20:09 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" perform in Tbilisi, January 27, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 27, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:19:31 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" perform in Tbilisi, January 27, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 27, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:18:18 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" rehearse in Tbilisi, January 26, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 26, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" rehearse in Tbilisi, January 26, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 26, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:15:07 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" rehearse in Tbilisi, January 26, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 26, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:12:27 PM EST
    Dancers of the Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvili" rehearse in Tbilisi, January 25, 2012. It has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and counted Josef Stalin and Elvis Presley among its admirers, but at its heart the Georgian National Ballet has always been a bit of a family business. Founded nearly 70 years ago by the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili and initially named the Georgian State Dance Company, the troupe has travelled from the back offices of suspicious state and party officials in 1945 to some of the greatest stages in the world. Picture taken January 25, 2012. To match GEORGIA-DANCE/ REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
  •  - Parzinger of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Raue of Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University and Mietke of State Museums Berlin look at objects at Bode Museum in Berlin

    Parzinger of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Raue of Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University and Mietke of State Museums Berlin look at objects at Bode Museum in Berlin

    Posted: 2/6/2012 6:41:48 AM EST
    Hermann Parzinger of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Dietrich Raue of the Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University and Gabriele Mietke of Berlin State Museums (L-R) look at objects of the late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin, February 6, 2012. The Bode Museum on Monday displayed 40 late antique-byzantine household objects, belonging to its pre-World War Two inventory, after they were returned from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig where they had been stored since the Soviet Union restituted the items to former East Germany in 1958. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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    Parzinger of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Raue of Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University look at objects of late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in

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    Hermann Parzinger (L) of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Dietrich Raue of the Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University look at objects of the late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin, February 6, 2012. The Bode Museum on Monday displayed 40 late antique-byzantine household objects, belonging to its pre-World War Two inventory, after they were returned from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig where they had been stored since the Soviet Union restituted the items to former East Germany in 1958. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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    Parzinger of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Raue of Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University look at objects of late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in

    Posted: 2/6/2012 6:39:03 AM EST
    Hermann Parzinger (L) of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Dietrich Raue of the Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University look at objects of the late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin, February 6, 2012. The Bode Museum on Monday displayed 40 late antique-byzantine household objects, belonging to its pre-World War Two inventory, after they were returned from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig where they had been stored since the Soviet Union restituted the items to former East Germany in 1958. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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    Woman looks at objects of late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin

    Posted: 2/6/2012 6:37:26 AM EST
    A woman looks at objects of the late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin, February 6, 2012. The Bode Museum on Monday displayed 40 late antique-byzantine household objects, belonging to its pre-World War Two inventory, after they were returned from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig where they had been stored since the Soviet Union restituted the items to former East Germany in 1958. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Woman looks at objects of late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin

    Woman looks at objects of late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin

    Posted: 2/6/2012 6:35:43 AM EST
    A woman looks at objects of the late antique-byzantine period during their presentation at the Bode Museum in Berlin, February 6, 2012. The Bode Museum on Monday displayed 40 late antique-byzantine household objects, belonging to its pre-World War Two inventory, after they were returned from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig where they had been stored since the Soviet Union restituted the items to former East Germany in 1958. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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    Posted: 1/9/2012 3:25:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 file photo, an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile is launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The United States helped Russia ensure the security of ex-Soviet nuclear arsenals after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to prevent them from falling into wrong hands. (AP Photo, File)
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    FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 file photo shows Russian nuclear submarines at a base in the village of Rybatchi, near the Russian Far East city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The United States helped Russia ensure the security of ex-Soviet nuclear arsenals after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to prevent them from falling into wrong hands. (AP Photo, File)
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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 file photo, journalists stand around a Ukrainian SS-24 missile silo after it was destroyed in Pervomaisk, Ukraine. The destruction of the silo was part of joint efforts to rid the former Soviet republic of its nuclear weapons arsenal. Ukraine inherited the world's third-largest nuclear arsenal with the 1991 Soviet collapse. The doomsday scenario of Soviet nukes falling into the hands of rogue states or terrorists has, as best as is known, remained fiction, thanks to a massive U.S.-Russian effort to lock them up safely after the Soviet Union fell apart. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
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    Posted: 1/9/2012 3:25:46 AM EST
    FILE - This Friday, Nov. 24, 1997 file photo shows a decommissioned Russian nuclear submarine at the Arctic base of Severomorsk in Russia's Kola Peninsula. The United States helped Russia ensure the security of ex-Soviet nuclear arsenals after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to prevent them from falling into wrong hands. (AP Photo, File)
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    Posted: 1/9/2012 3:25:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 file photo, an excavator equipped with cutting blades slices off the cockpit section of the last Tu-160 bomber left in the Ukraine by the former Soviet Union at the Priluki airfield, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the capital Kiev. The destruction of the aircraft was carried out under the U.S.-Ukrainian Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The doomsday scenario of Soviet nukes falling into the hands of rogue states or terrorists has, as best as is known, remained fiction, thanks to a massive U.S.-Russian effort to lock them up safely after the Soviet Union fell apart. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
  •  - Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson watches "Song of Freedom" concert in Tallinn

    Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson watches "Song of Freedom" concert in Tallinn

    Posted: 1/1/2012 12:44:00 PM EST
    Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson watches "Song of Freedom" concert in Tallinn August 20, 2011. Estonia is marking their independence anniversary from the Soviet Union since August 1991. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins