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    A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

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    * Passengers of a Moscow-bound plane that burnt out at an airport in Siberia on Saturday killing three have arrived at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on board a reserve plane

    * Thin layer of ash from the active Kizimen volcano has covered the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky where 60 percent of the Kamchatka Peninsula residents live, a representative for the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said

    * Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, recently extradited to the United States from Thailand, said he did not believe in an unbiased court trial in the U.S.

    * A state of emergency has been declared at a farm in Russia's southern republic of Kalmykia over an anthrax outbreak, the regional emergencies department reported

    * Russia's Federal Transport Overseeing Service, Rostransnadzor,  recommended that air carriers put Tu-154B passenger jet out of service until the causes of the explosion onboard of the aircraft of the same type which occurred in Siberia January 1 are not established

    * Heavy snowfalls and strong winds have cut electricity supply to over 88 populated areas outside Moscow, the Moscow United Electric Grid Company (MOESK) said

    * Moscow district court has sentenced Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to 15-day-long arrest over disobedience to police during a rally on Triumfalnaya Square December 31, court's spokesperson Alexandra Berezian said

    * Moscow region Governor Boris Gromov  declared a state of emergency in a range of the region's populated areas due to continuing massive power outages, Gromov's spokesman Andrei Barkovsky said

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