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About Alexander Koltsov

Alexander Koltsov is a journalist of the Nara Novost weekly (Nara News). The newspaper is published in Naro-Fominsk, a town in the Moscow region. 

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Little Strangers. ‘Get me out of here!’

When twelve-year-old Lyosha tried to escape a children’s home to return to his family, he was sent to a psychiatric hospital — an abuse of psychiatry immediately reminiscent of Soviet days. Lyosha was eventually saved only by the investigative curiosity of local journalists, Aleksandr Koltsov and Ksenia Turchak. Alarmingly, they themselves are now the subject of a criminal investigation.

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