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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 08:13 AM

New Fears In Russia As Researcher Of Stalin Purges Arrested

MOSCOW (AP) Russian authorities this week brought fresh legal action against an acclaimed researcher into Stalin's purges, accusing him of sexual misconduct toward his underage daughter, in what human rights groups see as a trumped-up attempt to shut down his work at a time when the government is seeking to gloss over Soviet-era crimes.

Yuri Dmitriyev denies wrongdoing. His arrest Wednesday comes as Russia is hosting the World Cup and trying to showcase cleaned-up cities and stadiums and play down its repressive reputation.

Dmitriyev's older daughter, Ekaterina Klodt, told The Associated Press Friday she believes her father is being persecuted for his research and activism.

"Somebody doesn't like the work that he does," Klodt said.

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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 08:31 AM

1. Republicans are Salivating for that Level of Authority in the U. S.

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