Putins anti-graft ally fends off real estate accusations

The Star
Monday 11th March, 2013

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of the Russian parliament’s anti-corruption committee, an ally of Vladimir Putin, on Monday dismissed as “innuendo” accusations that she had concealed ownership of an expensive flat in Moscow. Irina Yarovaya fended off the allegations aired by a prominent magazine weeks after another member of Putin’s ruling United Russia party resigned in a real estate scandal that undermined a Kremlin drive to crack down on corruption. “All this is nothing more than dirty innuendo,” Itar-Tass news agency quoted Yarovaya as saying of the accusations reported by The New Times magazi…

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