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April 19, 2000
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The Washington-based Union of Councils for Soviet Jews is praising a decision by Russia’s Supreme Court that upheld an earlier ruling in favor of an environmental whistle-blower who had been charged with treason. The Federal Security Service, the successor to the Soviet-era KGB, had charged Alexander Nikitin for his work in preparing a report on the nuclear contamination of Russia’s northern fleet.

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