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June 16, 2000
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Russian President Vladimir Putin called this week’s arrest of a Russian Jewish leader and media tycoon “probably an excessive measure,” but repeated that he cannot influence the decisions of Russian state prosecutors. Meanwhile, Valery Nikolayev, chief investigator in the case against Vladimir Goussinsky, said he would file charges of fraud and embezzlement against Goussinsky on Friday.

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