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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 …

The anti-corruption case that touched a Russian nerve – BBC News

“People are tired of injustice,” says Ivan Golunov, an independent Russian journalist who has come to symbolise the struggle against powerful corrupt officials. The 36-year-old, working for online publication Meduza, was held by police in Moscow last month and accused of large-scale drug-dealing. But the charges were dropped following a …

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow’s subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday’s glitch on the …