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Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia’s prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin’s website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy …

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Kremlin spokesman slams US ‘hysteria’ over Ukraine conflict

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Sunday slammed the United States for driving “hysteria” over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine after Western countries accused Moscow of a troop build-up near the ex-Soviet country. His comments come as Western countries this week raised alarm over Russian military activity near Ukraine and …

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Russia moves to bar Navalny allies from parliamentary race

Russia’s parliament approved a bill on Tuesday that would bar members of “extremist” organizations from serving as lawmakers, a move that allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny say aims to stop them running in September’s parliamentary election. The bill, which the lower house of parliament approved in a first …

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