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07/26/2013

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Court Finds Violations in Khodorkovsky Case

The European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling Thursday saying the prosecution of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev was not politically motivated but there were multiple violations during the trial — paving the way for a possible re-examination of the case against them.

What the Papers Say, July 25, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich in Coma

Reuters
Ilya Segalovich, the co-founder and chief technology officer of Internet group Yandex, is in a coma, suffering with complications from cancer, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.

Russia Slams U.S. Pressure Over Snowden

Russian officials and human rights activists on Thursday slammed the U.S. for "threatening Russia" in a bid to have former NSA contractor Edward Snowden returned, as suspense mounts over the fugitive's impending departure from Sheremetyevo Airport.

Legal Alcohol Limit for Motorists Returns

The Moscow Times
The legal alcohol limit for motorists has been reintroduced under new legislation signed by President Vladimir Putin, while penalties for drunk driving and a whole host of other driving offenses have been strengthened, Kommersant reported Thursday.

Libel Suit Over Magnitsky Allegations Challenged in London Court

Reuters
British investment fund manager Bill Browder has asked a London court to throw out a libel suit brought against him by a Russian former police officer who denies allegations that he played a part in the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, court documents show.

Experts Say Upcoming Elections More Competitive

The upcoming Sept. 8 regional elections across Russia will be more competitive than the previous ones, amid declining public support for the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, experts say.

Moscow Ranked Second Most Costly City for Expats

A popular post that appeared in Russian social networks a while back is likely to hit home with anyone who has purchased substandard groceries in Moscow.

4 Charged in High-Profile Murder Case in Pugachyov

RIA Novosti
Investigators have brought charges against four men over a recent high-profile murder case that ignited smoldering ethnic tensions in the Russian town of Pugachyov, the Investigative Committee said Thursday.

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