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Viktor Yanukovych's Secret Hunting Lodge

For weeks, a group of Ukrainian journalists have been combing through documents left behind at the luxurious residence of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

The journalists, which include RFE/RL's Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow Natalie Sedletska, have put many of the documents online at, with the hope of shedding light on the murky practices of Ukraine's former government.

The group of journalists has recently revealed details about the Kedr hunting club, which adjoins Yanukovych’s billion-dollar Mezhyhirya residence.

Run on public money, the club hosted 28 of the richest and influential individuals during the Yanukovych era.

Read the full story here.

-- Luke Allnutt

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