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  Adar 12, 5772 , 06/03/12

Russia: 550 Demonstrators Arrested

Russian police on Monday arrested 550 citizens who participated in mass demonstrations against Vladimir Putin, who until now served as prime minister and will return to his position as president of Russia.

According to a police statement, 250 people were arrested in Moscow and another 300 were arrested in St. Petersburg. Among those arrested are several opposition members.

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