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Hundreds Detained in Moscow Protest of Government Corruption

Protesters denounced corruption amid claims that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amassed a collection of mansions, yachts and vineyards.

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Image: This handout photo from Alexei Navalny's campaign shows police officers detaining Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny during an unauthorized anti-corruption rally in central Moscow.

This handout photo from Alexei Navalny's campaign shows police officers detaining Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny during an unauthorized anti-corruption rally in central Moscow. Navalny called on his supporters to join a demonstration in central Moscow, despite a ban from authorities, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. Demonstrations took place throughout Russia, with dozens of demonstrators having been arrested.

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Image: An opposition supporter gestures as he blocks a police van transporting detained anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

An opposition supporter gestures as he blocks a police van transporting detained anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

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Image: Opposition supporters move a car to block the road to prevent the van transporting detained anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Opposition supporters move a car to block the road to prevent the van transporting detained anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

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Image: A Russian policeman tries to stop a protester from pushing a vehicle as demonstrators block a street in order to obstruct the transit of a police bus carrying detained Alexei Navalny.

A Russian policeman tries to stop a protester from pushing a vehicle as demonstrators block a street in order to obstruct the transit of a police bus carrying detained Alexei Navalny.

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Image: Russian riot policemen detain a demonstrator.

Russian riot policemen detain a demonstrator.

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Image: Russian riot policemen detain protesters during an opposition rally in central Moscow.

Russian riot policemen detain protesters during an opposition rally in central Moscow.

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Image: A woman argues with law enforcement officers as they block the rally in Moscow.

A woman argues with law enforcement officers as they block the rally in Moscow.

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Image: Russian riot policemen detain protesters during an opposition rally.

Russian riot policemen detain protesters during an opposition rally.

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Image: Police and protesters fight over another demonstrator, who was detained in downtown Moscow.

Police and protesters fight over another demonstrator, who was detained in downtown Moscow. Authorities and police, when they denied permission for the protest, warned they wouldn't be responsible for "negative consequences" of unsanctioned gatherings.

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Image: Riot police officers detain a protester.

Riot police officers detain a protester.

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Image: Police detain protesters in downtown Moscow-- the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years.

Police detain protesters in downtown Moscow-- the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years.

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Image: Police officers detain a man during an unauthorized anti-corruption rally in central Moscow.

Police officers detain a man during an unauthorized anti-corruption rally in central Moscow. Thousands of Russians demonstrated across the country to protest at corruption, defying bans on rallies which were called by prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

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Image: Protesters gesture from a police bus after being detained.

Protesters gesture from a police bus after being detained.

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Image: A detained woman looks out of a police bus in downtown Moscow.

A protester is arrested in Moscow.

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Image: The hand of a detained demonstrator is seen in a police van as a police officer stands guard.

The hand of a detained demonstrator is seen in a police van as a police officer stands guard.

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Image: Russian riot policemen detain one of dozens of demonstrators.

Russian riot policemen detain one of dozens of demonstrators.

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Image: Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government and dozens were arrested.

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government and dozens were arrested.

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Image: Policemen detain protesters.

Policemen detain protesters.

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Image: Protesters shout slogans at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg.

Protesters shout slogans at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St. Petersburg.

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Image: Police stop protesters gathering at Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.

Police stop protesters gathering at Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg.

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Image: Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St. Petersburg.

Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St. Petersburg.

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Image: People take part in an opposition rally at the Dvortsovaya square.

People take part in an opposition rally at the Dvortsovaya square.

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Image: An opposition supporter is seen being put into a police truck feet first, during a rally in Vladivostok.

An opposition supporter is seen being put into a police truck feet first, during a rally in Vladivostok.

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