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Russia: Putin's Motives for Judicial Consolidation

MIN READOct 17, 2013 | 10:18 GMT

Russia: Putin's Motives for Judicial Consolidation
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Anton Ivanov, head of Russia's Supreme Arbitration Court, at a meeting at the Kremlin in 2007.

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The elimination of one of the country's three major courts would alter the political balance in Russia....

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