Russia watchdog blocks web pages calling for Navalny support protest: activists

December 22, 2014 2:22 PM

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Russia watchdog blocks web pages calling for Navalny support protest: activists

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Internet watchdog is working to block social networking sites rallying support for a mass protest next month backing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, activists said on Monday.

Navalny, a leader of the 2011-12 Moscow protest movement against President Vladimir Putin's rule, is facing charges of stealing 30 million rubles from two firms, between 2008 and 2012, in a case he has dismissed as politically motivated.

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