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俄罗斯成千上万民众游行支持反对党 Thousands March in Pro-Opposition Rallies Across Russia

俄罗斯反对党领袖纳瓦尔尼(Alexei Navalny)从莫斯科的警察拘留所获释。此前成千上万支持反对派的示威者抗议3月将举行的一次选举。据信选举将延长普京在克里姆林宫的任期。

纳瓦尔尼在前往莫斯科市中心参加一个集会的途中被警察逮捕。

早些时候,警察搜查纳瓦尔尼在莫斯科的总部,用电锯打开了纳瓦尔尼的办公室门。俄罗斯官员称,有人报告有炸弹威胁。

成千上万抗议者冒着摄氏零下45度的低温抗议纳瓦尔尼及其支持者所说的假选举。

纳瓦尔尼敦促俄罗斯选民抵制定于3月举行的总统选举。看来普京将在这场选举中获胜,再连任总统四年。

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from police detention in Moscow after thousands of pro-opposition marchers rallied against a March election expected to extend President Vladimir Putin's term in Kremlin.

Police arrested Navalny while he was on his way to a rally in central Moscow.

Earlier, police raided his Moscow headquarters, breaking into the office with a power saw. Officials claimed someone had reported a bomb threat.

Thousands of protesters braved freezing temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees to stage rallies in dozens of cities across Russia to protest what Navalny and his supporters call upcoming "pseudo-elections."

Navalny is urging Russians to boycott the March presidential election, in which Vladimir Putin is just about assured to win a fourth term.

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