Guardian: Russian politician in $2 million corruption trial says sorry for not fighting injustice

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Russia’s former economy minister has apologised to Russians for the moral compromises he made during his time in government at the end of a trial that could see him jailed for up to 10 years.

Alexei Ulyukayev is accused of soliciting a bribe of $2m in cash from Igor Sechin, the head of state oil company Rosneft and widely regarded as the second most powerful man in Russia after the president, Vladimir Putin.

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