Russia protests: Putin opponents march in Moscow
2012 06 13

By Damien McGuinness | BBCNews

Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters have taken part in a major rally in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president.

The protest, on a national holiday, came a day after police raided the homes of several prominent activists.

One of them, Sergei Udaltsov, defied an order to report for questioning, and instead addressed the crowd.

Last week, President Vladimir Putin approved legislation increasing fines for those who violate protest laws.

Mr Putin won a third presidential term in March amid protests over alleged fraud in December’s parliamentary vote.

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