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"It is intolerable that some individuals use people as tools for achieving their political goals, and goals far from always honest as well, because money for all this often comes from sources that are outside Russia," Yury Chaika said in an interview with Russian daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta a transcript of which is due to be published in Thursday’s issue of the paper.

"Any citizen has the right to state their positions, but everything must stay within the bounds of law," he said.

"Many have the impression" that last month’s deletion of articles on slander and insult from the Criminal Code means that "everything is allowed and no one is accountable for anything," Chaika said. "That is not true."

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