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Kremlin Cracks Down, Arrests Prominent Critic

Russian lawyer and blogger Alexei Navalny is the darling of protesters and the bete noire of the Kremlin. His fight against economic corruption made him famous — as did his nickname for the allies of Vladimir Putin: "the party of crooks and thieves." And his arrest this week for protesting against alleged fraud in the recent parliamentary election is likely to raise his profile even higher.

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