A final kiss as Russia says farewell to its murdered television star

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The Independent Online
IN MOSCOW'S biggest public outpouring of grief for years, huge crowds gathered yesterday for the funeral of Vladislav Listyev, the television journalist whose assassination stunned Russia last week. Listyev, 38, had been described as the "most beloved, popular person in the country". Amid the grief was an undertone of anger at the failure to tackle runaway growth of crime and the power of the mafia. Commentators voiced fears that the government will use the murder as an excuse to impose authoritarian measures.

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