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Former Russian governor gets eight-year jail term for graft

A Moscow court on Thursday sentenced the former governor of Russia's central Kirov region to eight years in jail for taking bribes of 400,000 euros. Nikita Belykh was "guilty of receiving huge bribes and sentenced to eight years of rigorous imprisonment", the official TASS news agency cited judge Tatiana Vassiuchenko as saying. He was also fined 48 million rubles (686,000 euros).
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