A young demonstrator is apprehended by riot police during a demonstration in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Some of the biggest anti-Kremlin protests in years swept across Russia Monday, with over 1,000 people detained by the police ahead of a presidential election next year. But anyone relying on state TV would have concluded the protests were a nonevent.Vremya, state TV's flagship evening news show, relegated news of the protests to item nine of 10, and, in a report lasting around 30 seconds, said fewer than 2,000 people had shown up in Moscow. The competing versions of one day in Vladimir Putin's Russia highlight the battle being fought between state TV, where most Russians get their news, and the internet, which Putin critic Navalny is using to try to unseat the veteran Russian leader.Polls show that Putin, who has dominated Russian political life for the last 17 years, will comfortably win if he stands, while a poll last month said only 1 percent would vote for Navalny.Putin has enjoyed glowing Soviet-style coverage on state TV for almost two decades.
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