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Topic - Vladimir Lukin
Russian President Vladimir Putin is so confused by President Obama's muddled policy toward Syria that he sought advice from a political opponent who served as Moscow's ambassador in Washington 20 years ago. Vladimir Lukin, now Russia's human rights commissioner, told an audience in Moscow on Tuesday that Mr. Putin approached him last week.
Moscow's highest court panel is examining an appeal by three members of the punk band Pussy Riot against their conviction for an anti-Putin protest.
Rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin told Russian news agencies on Tuesday, Nov12, 2013, that Tolokonnikova is in a medical unit at a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia.
He did not name the prison, but said official notification of her whereabouts would be sent to her relatives and lawyers soon.