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Russian Economics Minister's Arrest: Part of Crackdown on Government 'Liberals'?

The arrest of Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Monday for allegedly accepting a large bribe has triggered speculation that hardliners at the top of Russia’s power hierarchy are moving against so-called system liberals in the government, including officials involved in formulating economic policy.   The Investigative Committee, Russia’s equivalent of the American FBI, claimed Ulyukayev had been caught red-handed receiving a $2 million bribe extorted from the...

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