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Tuesday, September 26 Segodnya Kommersant Vedomosti Segodnya The first 10 of 67 coffins with the unidentified remains of soldiers missing from the 1994-96 Chehchen war were buried Monday with full military honors in the Bogorodsky Cemetery outside Moscow. The ceremony is to be continued through Wednesday. The Soldiers' Mothers Committee and relatives were indignant that authorities had failed to find a burial place in Perepechinsky Military Cemetery, which was officially opened as the Russian equivalent of Washington's Arlington Cemetery. The article features the ceremony and the mourners. Also covered in Kommersant and Vremya Novostei. Two editors in chief — Mikhail Berger from Segodnya and Sergei Parkhomenko from Itogi — rebuke Vedomosti for Monday's stories defending the Kremlin, as they say, against Media-MOST. The authors accuse Vedomosti of being at the service of federal authorities. The article comments on their pronouncements.
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