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Despite 3,500 arrests and reports of violence, Moscow insists few people turned out

The Kremlin has broken its silence on Russia’s biggest opposition protest in years, claiming the size of the demonstrations against Vladimir Putin were overstated and accusing the United States of meddling in Russia’s internal affairs.

A record 3,500 people were arrested as police tried to shut down unsanctioned rallies in 10 time zones across the country in support of Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who was jailed upon returning to Russia after being treated for a suspected federal security service (FSB) poisoning.

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