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Some Russian Deputies Request Gorbachev Investigation Over Soviet Break-up

A small group of lawmakers have asked Russia's top prosecutor to investigate whether the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, should face treason charges over his role in the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.   Gorbachev dismissed the request as an act of publicity-seeking and said there were no grounds to charge him.   It follows a surge of patriotism since Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last month, which has revived nostalgia among some Russians for the...

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