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Opinion | Is Putin Burning Out? – The New York Times

The demonstrations of recent weeks may push him to mistakes that test his grip on power. With demonstrations that won’t stop, and arrests reaching 1,000 in a single day, Moscow is buzzing about a surge of political activism. Having been disappointed so often in the past, of course, Russian democrats …

Moscow protests pose problem for Putin – POLITICO

Police crack down on pro-democracy activists ahead of September’s MOSCOW — Bloodied protesters, a hunger strike, police raids, more than a thousand arrests, a mysterious “illness” afflicting the Kremlin’s most prominent critic — a long-simmering dispute over a local Moscow election boiled over this weekend into a major political crisis …

Putin Foe Alexei Navalny Hospitalized With Allergic Reaction : NPR

Four days after being arrested by Russian authorities, Alexei Navalny, a longtime critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been hospitalized with what his spokeswoman has described as an “allergic reaction.” Navalny, one of the most prominent leaders of Russia’s opposition movement, was arrested after calling for protests on Saturday against …