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Russian Road Rules: Oleg Shcherbinsky's Case

In her latest column, Masha Gessen writes about a court verdict that has caused mass protests in Russia: a driver happened to be in the way of a speeding governor; the governor's car crashed and the governor died; the hapless driver was sentenced to four years in a labor settlement. “The court ruled that the governor had a right to exceed the speed limit because he was in a rush to make it to a previously scheduled event.”

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