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'The problem is Putin': protesters throng Russia's streets to support Navalny

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Widespread demonstrations in cities, sparked by opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest, threaten to overwhelm police As riot police surged to retake Moscow's Pushkin square, all you could see of them from the crowd were their truncheons raised high, ready to strike. Then their black helmets came into view, and finally they pushed forward, driving waves of panicked Russians out onto the boulevards and side-streets of the capital. “Respected citizens, the current event is illegal. We are doing everything to ensure your safety,” an officer repeated over a loudspeaker, despite all the...
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The wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested as mass protests defy Putin and call for his release from prison

The wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is arrested as mass protests defy Putin and call for his release from prison

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Russian opposition leader Alex Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has become one of more than 1,600 arrested during protests for his release from prison.
She was detained in Moscow during one of 60 protests planned across different Russian cities on Saturday, according to the OVD-info monitoring group, with temperatures plummeting to below -50 ° F in some areas.
Navalny was arrested on Sunday after flying back to Russia from Germany. He had spent the last five months recovering from an almost fatal nerve agent attack in August, the BBC reported.
The opposition leader...
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