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Drug charges against journalist Ivan Golunov have been cleared.

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    ainar-g
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    This is honestly very surprising to me. Usually they would go on with the trial despite the public's disapproval. This is probably all a big PR stunt for the government, but at least one person is...

    This is honestly very surprising to me. Usually they would go on with the trial despite the public's disapproval. This is probably all a big PR stunt for the government, but at least one person is saved, for now.

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    1. nacho
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      This whole situation has been anything but usual. Like three major newspapers going with identical front pages yesterday asking for something to be done. Sure, Russian print media get away with...

      This whole situation has been anything but usual.

      Like three major newspapers going with identical front pages yesterday asking for something to be done.

      Sure, Russian print media get away with things unthinkable for TV stations, but this reeks of some sort of operation gone wrong. Putin said he'd been apprised of the situation in detail. So this situation has obviously escalated beyond what's normal in that regard as well.

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