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Suspect of mass murder in Karelia fought in Ukraine

Igor Sofonov, a career criminal from the Russian Republic of Karelia, is suspected of killing six residents of the village of Derevyannoye near Petrozavodsk, The Barents Observer reports.


Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev accuses Finland of confrontation

Nikolai Patrushev, Executive Director of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, told a meeting on security issues in Petrozavodsk on 31 July that foreign special services are destabilising the socio-political situation in the Republic of Karelia, provoking riots and supporting separatist sentiments, especially among young people.