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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Izvestia in Court

The Constitutional Court will announce a decision Wednesday on a legal battle between journalists and the Russian parliament for control of the Izvestia newspaper, Russian television reported.

Journalists at the newspaper declared themselves an independent collective after the August 1991 coup and have been backed by President Boris Yeltsin.

But parliament last year passed a law which declared the newspaper and buildings were its property.