Dozens detained at anti-corruption rallies across Russian cities

12:40, 26 March 2017
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In Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok, local police detained some 30 protesters at a rally against corruption held March 26, another five people were detained at a rally in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and six – in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, according to Meduza.

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The rallies were sparked by the recent report by Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation revealing posh real estate and yachts at disposal of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Meduza reports.

Several dozen Russian cities were to host a wave of protests this Sunday. In many cities, local authorities had not greenlight the rallies under various pretexts.

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