Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been fined and sentenced to 15 days in prison by a court in Moscow. He was arrested along with hundreds of demonstrators in a mass anti-corruption protest in the city.
Vladimir Putin told supporters in a victory speech in Moscow that Russia was "bound for success." While officials have reported strong turnout, monitoring groups have reported electoral violations.
Navalny was taken into custody and later released by authorities. He faces a court hearing and 30 days in jail. His campaign manager was separately arrested and remains in detention.
A successful leader at the height of his power: This is how Russia's president Vladimir Putin is presenting himself. His re-election was unquestionable — and the possible consequences are worrying.
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been barred from running for president in Russia. In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, he explains why he is calling for a boycott of the country's upcoming election.
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