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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sobchak Investigated

MOSCOW () -- One of Russia's most prominent reformers, the former St. Petersburg mayor, is under police investigation on suspicion of corruption, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Anatoly Sobchak arranged for an apartment next to his own to be vacated and attached to his, the daily Izvestia said. The funds used to buy new housing for his former neighbors were put up by a real estate company seeking concessions from city authorities, it said.

In another instance, the same company, Renessans, gave Sobchak's niece an apartment as a gift, the newspaper wrote.