More than 150 detained in Russian raid on opposition meeting

Russian security forces detained more than 150 people on Saturday after breaking up an opposition gathering, according to civil rights activists. 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. Opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza and activist …

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