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04/23/2010

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Extremism Cases Call Experts Into Question

A spate of similar decisions in recent months has raised concerns among extremism scholars and rights experts about the competence and independence of those who are invited by prosecutors to offer their testimony.

Activists Say Magnitsky Was Murdered

Human rights activists are calling on authorities to investigate the November death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in pretrial detention.

Putin: Ukraine Deals "Anything But Simple"

Ukraine agreed to extend the lease of Russia's naval base in Sevastopol by 25 years, and President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to rescind the export duty on most of the gas that Ukraine imports.

Leader of Morgue Gang Convicted of Murder

The Moscow Times
A former St. Petersburg pathologist was convicted Thursday of ordering several murders as the leader of a gang of morgue workers who went into business hiding the bodies of people killed in organized crime disputes.

Shenderovich Caught in Sex Video

Satirist and radio host Viktor Shenderovich on Thursday accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's administration of trying to discredit him by posting online a video showing him cheating on his wife.

Russia Takes 'Anti-Socialist' Approach to Health Care

A bill scheduled to be approved by the State Duma in a third and final reading Friday aims to overhaul the financing for medical, educational, cultural and scientific institutions by giving them for the first time a free hand in how they spend state subsidies.

Bakiyev Vows Not to Return to Kyrgyzstan

AP
Kyrgyzstan's ousted president said Friday from exile in Belarus that he does not intend to return to his homeland as its leader, but added that a resignation he said he had signed under pressure was invalid.

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