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Russia looks into alleged corruption at markets

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Russian investigators will be looking into alleged corruption involving police, lawmakers and traders at outdoor markets, officials said Thursday.

Russia charges former Moscow official with stealing $320 million

MOSCOW, July 9 (UPI) -- Former Moscow regional finance minister Alexei Kuznetsov has been charged with stealing nearly $320 million, Russian investigators announced over the weekend.

Leonid Razvozzhayev, Russian activist, faces new criminal case

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Investigators opened a new criminal case against Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev Friday while denying reports of his disappearance.

Ex-defense minister declines to testify

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ex-Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov declined to testify Friday in a fraud case against a state defense firm, providing a written statement instead.

2 Russian lawmakers may lose immunity

MOSCOW, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Two Russian lawmakers targeted in a corruption probe should be stripped of their immunity from prosecution, an investigative panel says.

Russia dismisses activist's torture claim

MOSCOW, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Russian police say they will not investigate a dissident's claim that he was kidnapped in Ukraine and then tortured, citing the "unreliability" of his story.

Russian mob boss gets life sentence

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Eduard Tagiryanov, a notorious Russian mob boss, was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

Moscow's treatment of opposition irks U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is concerned about reports Russian opposition supporter Leonid Razvozzhayev was subjected to torture, a spokeswoman said.

Russian police kill Tartar militants

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Russian police and federal security service killed two alleged militants in Russia's Tatarstan.

Russian activist says he was tortured

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Russian opposition figure said he was abused for two days after he was detained in Ukraine on charges of supporting the ouster of President Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin unravels alleged coup plot

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A federal investigator in Moscow said a close ally of Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov turned himself in on charges of plotting a coup.

Kremlin increases pressure on opposition

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Russian investigator said there were no signs that a video allegedly showing an opposition leader plotting against the Kremlin was a forgery.

Probe of journalist's slaying completed

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The preliminary investigation of the 2006 slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya is complete, Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

Russian activist queried in coup plot

MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian activist was questioned Thursday about allegations aired on state-owned television that he had conspired to launch a violent revolution, police say.

Russia charges four stole Olympic funds

MOSCOW, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Russian investigators said Monday a company hired to help Russian athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver stole $629,000.
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