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Russia ramps up pressure as Navalny allies push for fresh protests


Russian soldiers guard the Palace Square in St Petersburg on Saturday. (AP pic)MOSCOW: Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny prepared for a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations on Sunday despite authorities ramping up pressure on the opposition with arrests and criminal probes.
Navalny aides have called for the new nationwide rallies to demand the opposition leader’s release from jail where he is awaiting trial, set to start on Feb 2.
This week several Navalny associates, including lawyer Lyubov Sobol and his brother Oleg, have been placed under house arrest until late March pending charges for violating coronavirus restrictions by calling people …read more

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