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Protesters Detained In Putin's Hometown Of St. Petersburg

Supporters of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny staged nationwide protests on October 7 to coincide with Russian President Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday, with police making hundreds of arrests. Most of the arrests on October 7 came in Putin's hometown of St. Petersburg, where more than 1,000 people gathered at Marsovo Polye (the Field of Mars) in the city center and then marched across the city. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)