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Topic - Russia'S Investigative Committee
The bodies of two slain women were found in Russia beneath a scrawled message demanding freedom for the jailed members of a punk band, officials said Thursday.
The bodies of an elderly woman and her daughter were found in Russia beneath a scrawled message demanding freedom for the jailed members of the Pussy Riot band, officials said Thursday.
A top Muslim cleric in Russia's Tatarstan province was shot dead Thursday and another was wounded by a car bomb in attacks that the province's leader and local religious authorities said were probably related to the priests' criticism of radical Islamists.
Tens of thousands of Russians flooded Moscow's tree-lined boulevards Tuesday in the first massive protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule since his inauguration in May — a rally that came even as police interrogated key opposition leaders.
Russian investigators say Boney M singer Bobby Farrell _ whose group Boney M topped the 1970s European charts with glittering showmanship and a dance floor filling blend of disco and Calypso music _ died of heart disease.