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Claim to Kremlin Rejected

The Kremlin will stay in the hands of the government, a court ruled Monday, rejecting an ambitious suit from the self-proclaimed scion of a 9th to 16th century tsarist dynasty seeking rights to the seat of power.

Valery Kubarev and a foundation he heads sought indefinite usage rights to several palaces, churches and all 20 towers in the red-brick walled complex at the heart of Moscow, the official residence of the Russian president.

“The claimant did not prove that his rights were violated,” the Moscow Arbitration Court said in its ruling, Interfax reported.


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