As Moscow gears up to celebrate its victory in World War II, 67 years ago Wednesday, the shadow of political conflict shrouds the capital as hundreds of arrests cloud Victory Day festivities.
Police said over 200 arrests were made Tuesday and overnight Wednesday on the eve of the anniversary, including repeat detentions for Left-Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and anti-corruption blogger [url=/mt_profile/alexei_navalny/433932.html]Alexei Navalny[/url], who was arrested twice in a single evening, Interfax reported. Socialite Kseniya Sobchack and State Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov were also among those arrested during the protests against President [url=/mt_profile/vladimir_putin/432538.html]Vladimir Putin[/url]'s inauguration, though they were later released.
A group of hundreds of protestors spent most of the day Tuesday on Chistoprudny Bulvar, using large rolls of plastic sheeti
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