Russian police have arrested more than 700 people at the country's biggest anti-government protest in five years. The protest was organized by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is among those arrested.
Voting has opened in the Russian presidential election, with opinions polls projecting Vladimir Putin to win by a wide margin. But the vote could be marred by reports of widespread voting irregularities and 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.
The former associate of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died from "compression to the neck." Moscow had sought his extradition for "severe financial offences" in Russia.
A successful leader at the height of his power: This is how Russia's president Vladimir Putin is presenting himself. His re-election seems unquestionable — and the possible consequences are worrying.
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