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Putin critic held over anti-Kremlin protests

Putin critic held over anti-Kremlin protests

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Russia's most prominent opposition leader has been arrested outside his home in Moscow.Alexei Navalny, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, was detained as he made his way to a planned anti-Kremlin rally in the heart of the Russian capital.Police say he is going to be charged with failure to follow police orders and could be sent to jail for 15 days.The 41-year-old had called for mass protests nationwide against corruption, with anti-graft demonstrations planned in more than 180 towns and cities.Video:Shouts of 'Shame!' as Russian protesters heldA photo of Mr Navalny being bundled into a police car was posted on Twitter by his wife Yulia, who said the protests were going ahead nonetheless.The activist's spokeswoman also confirmed that electricity had been cut at his office - tempora...