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Russia High Treason Suspect Detained
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Russia High Treason Suspect Detained

Adviser to the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Ivan Safronov suspected of working for one of NATO intelligence services waits in a cage at Lefortovo court, in Moscow, Russia. The investigators asked the court in to arrest Safronov. The Federal Security Service said earlier in the day that Safronov was suspected of handing classified defense information over to a NATO special service. Roscosmos said the detention was unrelated to Safronov's work for the space agency. A criminal case has been launched on suspicion of high treason.

Armenia Opposition Party Leader Prosecution
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Armenia Opposition Party Leader Prosecution

Gagik Tsarukyan, oligarch and the leader of the opposition party Prosperous Armenia, talks to the media after being questioned at National Security Service headquarters in Yerevan, Armenia. National Assembly voted to strip Tsarukyan of his immunity. Tsarukyan is suspected of running an illegal gambling business that has deprived the state coffers of some 60 million dollars and of "vote buying" during 2017 parliamentary elections, according to Armenia's national security service.

Russia Czech Republic Diplomats Expelling
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Russia Czech Republic Diplomats Expelling

In this video grab, Czech Ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka, who had been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, arrives for a meeting at the ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Russia declared two employees of the Czech embassy in Moscow personae non gratae and asked them to leave by the end of day on June 17, what it said was a response to the unfriendly actions of Prague, which expelled two Russian diplomats based on groundless accusations.

Belarus New Prime Minister
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Belarus New Prime Minister

On this May 15, 2019 file photo Belarus's newly appointed Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko is pictured in Minsk, Belarus. Belarusian authoritarian president has named his new prime minister, a move that comes two months before a scheduled presidential election. A day after firing Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, a moderate technocrat, President Alexander Lukashenko replaced him Thursday with 46-year-old Roman Golovchenko, who previously oversaw military industries.

Russia Constitutional Reform
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Russia Constitutional Reform

In this handout photo released by the Press Office of the Russian Central Election Commission, Head of the Russian Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova wearing a face mask chairs a meeting on vote on amendments to the Russian constitution revealing the procedure of voting during coronavirus outbreak, at the commission's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. On June 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order rescheduling Russia's constitutional referendum to July 1. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

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