July 25, 2020

Mass anti-Kremlin rallies grip Russia’s Far East

Khabarovsk (Russia) (AFP) – Huge anti-government demonstrations erupted in Russia’s Far East on Saturday over the arrest of a popular governor who was replaced this week by a Kremlin appointee who never lived in the fraught region.Residents of Khabarovsk near the border with China have taken to the streets en masse since the head of their region Sergei Furgal was arrested by federal law enforcement and flown to Moscow on murder charges earlier this month.The running demonstrations have been some of the largest anti-government protests in Russia in years, which the Kremlin said this week were b…

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