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Rally Defies Threat of Fines, Rain

Tens of thousands of people braved a thunderstorm and the threat of staggering fines Tuesday to march through the city in the first sanctioned protest against President Putin since his inauguration May 7.

Archived Live Blog: 'March of Millions' Opposition Protest

Live updates on Tuesday's "March of Millions" opposition march and rally, which comes a day after police searches of the homes of opposition leaders.
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Passport Fuss Delays EU Visa Accord

A dispute over passports issued to Russian bureaucrats is holding up an agreement with the EU that would considerably reduce visa hassles for business travelers and other professionals.

United Russia Seizes Victory in Krasnoyarsk

Despite speculation that the ruling party is losing favor, a United Russia candidate was re-elected mayor of Siberia's third-largest city in a landslide victory untainted by accusations of voter fraud.

Overall Exports and Vehicle Imports Up

Car imports surged 16 percent in the first four months of this year, according to customs service figures, reflecting continued recovery in the auto market.

Protest Leaders Targeted In Raids

Police interrogated several leading opposition figures Tuesday after surprise raids at their homes the day before.

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