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MOSCOW Russian media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky, arrested Dec. 12 at his villa in Spain, is putting up a fight to escape extradition to Moscow. He'll likely remain in a Madrid jail for considerably longer than the 40 days in which Spain must formally react to an official request from Russia's prosecutor's office.
Gusinsky's media holdings, including NTV -- Russia's lone independent channel -- have been fiercely critical of the government, and his supporters say the charges are an attempt to stifle their voice.
"The aim of all this is to bring Gusinsky back to Russia to destroy him. The motives are also clear -- to punish him for the journalistic line of his …