People attend an opposition rally in central Moscow on April 30, 2018, to demand internet freedom in Russia. / AFP / Alexander NEMENOV
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Russian police Saturday detained dozens of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as nationwide protests kicked off on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term.Protests kicked off in Russia's Far East and Siberia regions, with dozens of demonstrators detained by police, Navalny's team and independent monitors said.At least ten protesters were detained in the Siberian city of Barnaul, Navalny's team said.A number of Navalny's activists were also detained across Russia ahead of the protests on Friday.The 65-year-old Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, was re-elected for a fourth Kremlin term in March.
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