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Russia Accused of Inaction on Man's Death

Russian legislators on Friday accused the government of inaction in the face of crime after a lawmaker was gunned down outside his Moscow home in what police called a contract hit. Sergei Yushenkov, a co-chairman of the Liberal Russia party, was fatally shot Thursday hours after he announced that his fledgling party would take part in December legislative elections. Yushenkov was the eighth Russian legislator to be murdered since the 1991 Soviet collapse, Russian media said. None of the murders have been solved. “It’s painful, shameful and frightening to live in our country,” liberal lawmaker Alexander Gurov told the State Duma Friday. Full Story

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