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Russia in 'unenviable' position over Snowden: Kremlin advisor

Russia is an "unenviable" position over deciding the future of fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden who remains holed up at a Moscow airport after applying for asylum, the Kremlin rights advisor said Tuesday. Moscow was caught between its obligations towards a refugee but also a desire not to ruin relations with the United States, the head of the advisory Kremlin rights council Mikhail Fedotov said. "Russia is the injured party in the Snowden saga. There is no national interest for us at all," he said, quoted by the Interfax news agency.

Blaze hits showcase skyscraper in Moscow

* Second fire since last April in landmark district * Tower is part of Kremlin-backed finance centre project MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A fire broke out at a partly-built Moscow skyscraper on Friday, Russian officials said, the second in the Kremlin-backed Moskva City business centre development in less than a year. The blaze erupted before noon on the 24th floor of the Oko ('Eye') tower, but was put out quickly put out, according to a statement on the Emergency Ministry's website.
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