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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Mayor's Murder Trial

Igor Zolotenkov, a suspect on trial in the 2006 shooting death of a Moscow region mayor, admitted his involvement in court Thursday, Interfax reported.

Zolotenkov is one of three men accused of killing Dzerzhinsky Mayor Viktor Dorkin. (MT)

For the Record

Opposition leader Eduard Limonov said Wednesday that he had learned of a plot by top officials to kill him. (MT)

Trawler captain Valery Yarantsev was cleared Thursday of abducting two Norwegian fisheries inspectors in 2005 but fined $3,900 for poaching. (MT)