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06/07/2013

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Court Extends Detentions as Bolotnoye Trial Begins

The trial against 12 people charged with violence against police and participation in alleged mass riots in the so-called Bolotnoye case - a case observers say is one of the largest politically motivated trials in recent history - opened at the Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Thursday.

What the Papers Say, June 6, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Vampire Stalin and Olympic Nooses Posters Spark Scandal in Perm

A state-funded Olympic-themed art exhibit in Perm featuring a fanged Josef Stalin in a polar bear costume, among other images, has incurred the wrath of Moscow officials and was moved to a closed exhibition space after they complained.

Exam Leaks May Lead to Inquiry

The Education Ministry has asked law enforcement agencies to examine a leak onto the Internet of answers to the Unified State Exam currently being taken by Russian students in their last year of secondary school, Education Minister Dmitry Livanov told President Vladimir Putin at a meeting Thursday.

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