Around 200 detained in Russian raid on opposition meeting

Russian security forces broke up an opposition gathering on Saturday and detained around 200 people, or almost everyone who attended, according to the Interior Ministry. The meeting, planned to last two days, was intended to help opposition politicians get to know each other and collaborate ahead of parliamentary elections due in about six months’ time. The opposition wants to remove long-time President Vladimir Putin from power. Dozens of people, including journalists covering the event, were temporarily detained in the hotel where the meeting was taking place. Several prominent opposition po…

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