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Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested

Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrestedMOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russia on Monday, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others.



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Kremlin critic Navalny says loses 80 percent of sight in eye after attack

Kremlin critic Navalny says loses 80 percent of sight in eye after attackBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Tuesday he had lost 80 percent of sight in his right eye after an assailant threw green liquid in his face last week, but could not get treatment abroad because of a travel ban. Navalny, who hopes to run for the presidency next year, organized the biggest anti-government protests in years in March, and has become the most prominent opposition challenger to President Vladimir Putin, who is widely expected to run for what would be a fourth presidential term in March 2018. A 40-year-old former lawyer who has made a name for himself inside Russia investigating the finances of top government officials, Navalny was jailed for 15 days for his part in the March protests.



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Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised

Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalisedRussian President Vladimir Putin’s principal opponent Alexei Navalny was briefly hospitalised Thursday after being hit in the eye by green dye that he said had damaged his cornea. “At the hospital they wrote: ‘Chemical burn to the right eye” + it’s pretty unpleasant: it’s hard to anaesthetise, my eye burns from the fire of hell and I cannot open it,” Navalny added. The opposition leader’s spokeswoman Kira Larmych told the Interfax news agency that Navalny went to hospital after the dye attack outside a building in central Moscow damaged his pupil and cornea.



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