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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Indulging Drivers

MOSCOW -- Searching for a medieval solution to a modern problem, the leaders of a southern Russian town are planning to sell indulgences.

Local authorities in Belgorod are promising limited legal immunity to anyone who helps finance a new road in the city, Itar-Tass reported Thursday.

Road financiers will receive a badge granting them immediate pardon for traffic violations that don't have serious consequences, the report said. There was no word on what violations would be forgiven.