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United Russia Divided?

News website redOrbit has published an interesting piece on an alleged row within United Russia over a proposed amendment to a libel law. The piece, a translation from the Gazprom-owned Russian-language newspaper Izvestiya, says that “a serious debate has flared up” within the party. One of the party’s alleged factions, the “November 4 group”, apparently believes that amendments to a law proposed by Robert Shlegel, the youngest State Duma deputy, “may harbour a threat of unsubstantiated and arbitrary sanctions against mass media.Read the full article here.