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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Party Ordered Closed

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered another political party closed for failing to meet new legal requirements that critics warn are tightening the Kremlin's grip on the country's political life, national news agencies reported.

The court agreed with the Federal Registration Service, which found that the number of members in the Freedom and People's Power party and its local branches had fallen short of legal minimums that took effect Jan. 1.