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The age of innocence

In the UK we have knife amnesties to stop dangerous weapons getting on to the streets. In Russia they have prosecution amnesties allowing dangerous architects back on to them. Yesterday Moscow’s prosecutor office decided to close the criminal case against 68-year-old Nodar Kancheli – the designer of two buildings which collapsed under heavy snow killing a total of 85 people – because of his age. The architect had maintained his innocence throughout the investigations into the disasters, ...

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