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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev tells court he is victim of 'monstrous setup'


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of taking a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin, told a court on Thursday he was the victim of "a monstrous and cruel provocation." (Reuters World News) More More

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