Russia Election

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FILE – In this Monday, May 12, 2008 file photo Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov gestures viewing art pieces from the collection of late cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and his widow Galina Vishnevskaya displayed in the Konstantin Palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia. Alisher Usmanov, owner of Russia’s top media holding company fired an editor and a senior manager on Tuesday over what he described as an “ethical breach,” but some media rights activists and observers called political censorship over critical coverage of Russia’s parliamentary vote. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)