Moscow store officials held in corruption case

The manager of Moscow's premier food store, Gastronom No. 1 in Gorky Street, is being held on charges of theft and bribery, a Moscow newspaper said. A brief notice in Moskovskaya Pravda was the first official confirmation of reports that swept Moscow in November that Yuri Sokolov and five of his deputies had been seized as part of a drive against high-level corruption. The newspaper said the deputies were facing the same charges.

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