On Sunday, protesters staged demonstrations across Russia defying orders not to stage an uncontrolled protest among dissidents and to rally across Russia.
why it matters: The detention of opposition leader Alexey Navalny has united Russians of a wide variety of backgrounds, including those who are against his politics, opposing the authoritarian leadership of President Vladimir Putin, according to the New York Times. They are rallying despite arresting thousands of protesters last week.
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