Tajik Court Frees Russian, Estonian Pilots

A Tajik regional court has set free Russian pilot Vladimir Sadovnichy and his Estonian colleague Aleksei Rudenko, whose recent sentencing on smuggling and other charges led to a diplomatic stand-off between Moscow and Dushanbe. The Khatlon provincial court overturned a November 8 verdict by a lower court that sentenced Sadovnichy and Rudenko to 10 1/2 […]