Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorized anti-Putin rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny on May 5, 2018 in Moscow, two days ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term.
/ AFP / Maxim ZMEYEV
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Alexei Navalny, the leader of protests against President Vladimir Putin that resulted in the arrests of more than 1,500 demonstrators across Russia including himself, said Sunday that the actions were worthwhile even though he faces another possible stretch in jail.Navalny was released from detention Sunday, a day after he was arrested in Moscow's Pushkin Square along with hundreds of other demonstrators protesting Putin's upcoming inauguration Monday for a new term. OVD-Info, an organization that monitors Russian political arrests, said at least 1,575 people were arrested in demonstrations in 26 cities across Russia on Saturday protesting Putin's upcoming inauguration Monday for a new term.Putin is preparing to begin his fourth term as Russian president.
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