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The anti-corruption case that touched a Russian nerve

"People are tired of injustice," says Ivan Golunov, an independent Russian journalist who has come to symbolise the struggle against powerful corrupt officials.

The 36-year-old, working for online publication Meduza, was held by police in Moscow last month and accused of large-scale drug-dealing. But the charges were dropped following a public outcry.

  • By Natalia Zotova, Andrei Zakharov and Svetlana Reiter
  • BBC Russian Service

At the time of his arrest, Golunov was investigating corruption in Moscow’s funeral services.

He found a link between the managers of Ritual, the company with a monopoly in the capital’s funeral market, and…

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