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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Khodorkovsky on Morals



Former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky has sent a missive from his Siberian jail cell calling for Russians to live according to the highest morals.

"An appeal to morals today is all that we have left," Khodorkovsky wrote in the open letter posted on the web site of rights group All-Russia Civil Congress. His open letter, which was dated Monday but only drew attention Thursday, was his first in more than two years. (AP)




Embassy Car Fired On



An Italian Embassy car came under gunfire Thursday morning in central Moscow in what authorities said could have been a case of road rage.

No one was hurt in the incident, which happened at around 10 a.m. on Dubininskaya Ulitsa. An embassy employee was driving the BMW sports utility vehicle when it was passed by a Lada, where the shots presumably came from, Interfax reported. Police were searching for the driver of the Lada. (MT)