Egypt Independent

Russian police: We’ll deal harshly with lawbreakers at pre-election protests – RIA

The Russian Interior Ministry warned on Thursday it would harshly suppress any violations of the law at planned pre-election opposition protests, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is organizing a series of rallies across Russia on Jan. 28 to press home his call for a boycott of a March 18 presidential election he has been barred from running in.