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Dozens detained as Russian protesters say ‘sick of Putin’

Dozens detained as Russian protesters say ‘sick of Putin’

April 29, 2017

MOSCOW, April 29 — Hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out today to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections set for 2018, with police detaining dozens of activists in the second-largest city of Saint Petersburg. Protests in several cities were called by the Open Russia movement founded by arch-Putin foe and former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky. They were held under the slogan “We’re sick of him” — referring to... Read more

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