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03/05/2013

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Yashin to Be Questioned Over Razvozzhayev Case

The Moscow Times
Liberal opposition leader Ilya Yashin is to be questioned Tuesday as a witness in the criminal case against low-profile leftist opposition leader Leonid Razvozzhayev, who is currently in detention on suspicion of plotting mass riots.

Suspect in Acid Attack on Ballet Director Detained

The Moscow Times
Moscow police have detained a suspect in the January acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, Sergei Filin, a statement on the official police website said Tuesday.

Today in History: March 5

The Moscow Times
Peter the Great established the Senate by decree on March 5, 1711 — 302 years ago today. Intended to duplicate the powers of the tsar in his absence, the Senate soon became the body that coordinated the work of all other government agencies.
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