Sunnuntai 31.1.2021

Russian demonstrations

Protesters in Moscow.
Protesters in Moscow. Grigory Vorobjov / Yle

There have been major demonstrations across Russia today. In addition to Moscow and St. Petersburg, the mind has been demonstrated in the cities of the Russian Far East, for example.

Protesters have demanded the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Police arrested Navalny two weeks ago when he arrived in Berlin from Moscow.

Police have used harsh extracts against protesters. More than 3,000 people have been arrested across the country. Navalny's wife was also arrested.

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