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More than 4,000 detained at protests across Russia: monitor

Police have detained more than 4,000 people across Russia today at protests calling for the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a monitor says.

The OVD-Info monitor says 4,027 people have been detained, after reporting more than 4,000 arrested at similar protests last weekend.

The number of detentions today has hit 1,167 in Moscow and 862 in Saint Petersburg, it says, as the protests are coming to a close after a day that has seen thousands rally in cities across the country.

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