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Russian economy minister charged over US$2m bribe

Ulyukayev, who has been detained by law enforcement officials on corruption charges, being escorted as he arrived for a hearing at the Basmanny district court in Moscow on Tuesday.


RUSSIA charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over suspicions that he pocketed a US$2 million pay-off during a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

Ulyukayev was the highest ranking official to be detained over suspected corruption since President...

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