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Russian Police Detain Dozens At Anti-Kremlin Protests

Dozens of people have been detained during anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The traditional end-of-month demonstrations are meant to assert their right to gather under the Russian Constitution.

Hundreds of people participated in the rally at Moscow's Triumph Square on December 31
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Hundreds of people participated in the rally at Moscow's Triumph Square on December 31

A demonstrator holds a portrait of jailed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky at Triumph Square.
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A demonstrator holds a portrait of jailed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky at Triumph Square.

Police officers wearing riot gear blocked off an area near Triumph Square.
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Police officers wearing riot gear blocked off an area near Triumph Square.

Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was among 68 people detained by riot police in Moscow.
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Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was among 68 people detained by riot police in Moscow.

Masked police officers detain a demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus in Saint Petersburg during an anti-Kremlin rally on December 31. Some 50 people were arrested in St. Petersburg.
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Masked police officers detain a demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus in Saint Petersburg during an anti-Kremlin rally on December 31. Some 50 people were arrested in St. Petersburg.

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