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Police Arrest Over 1,000 in Russia Corruption Protests
The anti-corruption rallies called for by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were held in more than 100 Russian towns and cities.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, before a court hearing in Moscow on Monday.
Police carry a detained protester in central Moscow. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday that the United States "strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters" which he described as an "affront to core democratic values." Spicer called on the Russian government to immediately release all peaceful protesters.
A performer dressed in a historical uniform takes part in a re-enactment festival on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow. Monday was Russia Day, a public holiday. There were men dressed in medieval armor with fur hats and swords. There were replicas of ancient wooden catapults and children were posing for pictures with the actors dressed in period costumes.