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Russian ex-minister accuses Putin ally at bribery trial

Russia's ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused the head of state oil giant Rosneft, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, of personally entrapping him as he is accused of taking a massive bribe. Russia on Wednesday began the first full hearing in Ulyuakyev's bribery trial, the highest-profile criminal case against a top official in decades. Ulyukayev was arrested in November while still a minister, allegedly caught red-handed taking a $2-million (1.
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