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Russians crack down on gambling

2 July 2009

RUSSIA -- As reported by the BBC: "A new law has come into effect in Russia, confining gambling to four regions far from the capital Moscow.

"It bans gambling on the internet and at airports, supermarkets and other sites.

"But critics say the move will leave more than 300,000 people without jobs and push the industry underground, amid a continuing economic crisis in Russia.

"The law was passed by Russian lawmakers in 2006 and was the initiative of the then President Vladimir Putin, who is now serving as prime minister..."

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