The Kremlin tried to prevent these "illuminated protests" in support of Alexei Navalny's pro-democracy, anti-corruption vision, but his supporters ignored the threats of arrest and came out anyway Sunday night.
Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny held candle-lit gatherings across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that they could be arrested.
BREAKING: A court in Russia sentenced opposition leader Alexey Navalny to prison. The Putin critic was arrested after recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Police have arrested 6,000+ people protesting for his release since Sunday.
#UPDATE Police detained hundreds of people across Russia and blocked off the centre of #Moscow on Sunday in a massive clampdown on protests demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei#Navalny #Vladivostok #StPetersburg #RussiaProtests
#UPDATE Police detained more than 3,000 people across Russia on Sunday and blocked off the centre of #Moscow in a massive clampdown on protests demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei#Navalny #RussiaProtests #StPetersburg #Vladivostok
Here we go again. "In a statement issued on Sunday, the Kremlin said that Russia stood ready 'to provide the necessary assistance to resolve the problems that have arisen'.”
The Kremlin says Putin and Trump are meeting for lunch in Paris this Sunday. Whitehouse says they're not. On balance, I'd trust the Kremlin.
Here's my Sunday column: Donald Trump: Kremlin Employee of the Month?
My Sunday column: Donald Trump: Kremlin Employee of the Month? Read!