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        5/10/2012, Iyar 18, 5772

      Russia Jails 2 Prominent Opposition Leaders

      Two of Russia’s most prominent opposition leaders were sentenced on Wednesday to 15 days in jail, The Associated Press reported.

      The sentencing of Sergei Udaltsov and Alexei Navalny came after several days of attempts by opposition activists to hold unauthorized protests against Vladimir Putin, who was inaugurated for a third term as Russian president on Monday.