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Briefly: Queen’s cousin took cash from Russian oligarch
LONDON — A lawyer for an exiled Russian oligarch has disclosed that his client gave financial assistance to a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II over several years.
The prince’s spokesman, Simon Astaire, stressed that the payments were “conducted properly” and that all relevant tax was paid.
The statement was issued after the Sunday Times reported that the Russian tycoon sent the prince a total of $514,320 through offshore companies from 2002 to 2008.
Thousands protest without permits
MOSCOW — Prominent Russian novelists and poets led a street protest by more than 10,000 people in Moscow on Sunday without obtaining the required permit, and police did not intervene.
The demonstrators skirted the law by remaining silent and carrying no posters, even though the demonstration clearly had been organized as a rally against President Vladimir Putin.
The gathering was the latest of several impromptu protests that have taken place in Moscow since Mr. Putin’s inauguration May 7, held by people unhappy that he is the country’s formal leader once again.
Lyudmila Ulitskaya, a best-selling author whose books have been translated internationally, lauded Moscow authorities for their restraint Sunday.
“Today’s a significant day for the city,” she said. “The Moscow government is being reasonable for the first time. It has realized that the protest movement is not about people who break shop windows and throw Molotov cocktails.”
Police had detained hundreds of people who tried to get near Mr. Putin’s cortege during the inauguration, some of whom were merely wearing white ribbons - a symbol of the Russian protest.
Since then, activists have staged “flash mobs” across Moscow, suddenly assembling in public places where they camp and remain for the night. Many of them have been detained for taking part in an unsanctioned gathering.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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