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Russia: Unjustly Convicted Businessman-Blogger Released From Jail

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Economics & Business, Law, Technology, RuNet Echo

Alexey Kozlov, businessman and a former millionaire, who was imprisoned in 2007 under trumped-up accusations, has been released from jail, rian.ru reported [1] [ru]. Kozlov received online popularity for his “Butyrka [2] [name of Moscow prison] blog [3] [ru].” The blog was set up by Olga Romanova, Kozlov's wife and a renowned journalist. Starting 2010, Forbes.ru started its own version of Butyrka blog [4] [ru], telling about other unjustly convicted Russian businessmen.