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Top Court Clears Kvachkov

The Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of former intelligence officer Vladimir Kvachkov in an attempt on the life of Anatoly Chubais, head of the Rusnano corporation and architect of 1990s liberal reforms, Interfax reported Wednesday.

Prosecutors may appeal but did not indicate on Wednesday whether they planned to do so.

A new investigation has been opened into the 2005 shooting and bombing attack on Chubais’ cortege on a Moscow region highway, the Prosecutor General’s Office said Wednesday.

Kvachkov said he would seek to be reinstated to his job at a General Staff think tank and wants to finish a doctoral thesis, Interfax reported.


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