NATO SACEUR Urges Lethal Arming of Ukraine; Navalny Jailed 15 Days; 13 Anti-Corruption Fund Staff 5-25

March 28, 2017
Alexey Navalny, opposition leader and head of Anti-Corruption Fund, detained by police at a rally he organized March 26, 2017. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail for an unauthorized rally. Photo by Evgeny Feldman/Alexey Navalny Campaign

Update: Alexey Navalny, opposition leader and organizer of a nation-wide anti-corruption march March 26 has been jailed for 15 days and his office closed by police; 13 staff and volunteers jailed for 5-25 days.

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Opposition Leader Navalny Jailed 15 Days and Fined $350; 13 Anti-Corruption Fund Staff and Volunteers Jailed 5-25

Staff and volunteers from Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Van waving from the back of a police van after arrests for an unauthorized rally March 26, 2017 in Moscow. Photo by

The ruble is trading for 57.08 to the dollar and 61.71 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $51.31 per barrel. 

The following news items were taken from 7:40 na perrone, Svoboda, Novaya Gazeta,  Media Zone, Navalny, Meduza, Gazeta and Republic

– “We need to reinforce the Ukrainian military as much as we can.“- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti (at hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee); Approves Giving Lethal Arms to Ukraine

– European Court of Human Rights Accepts 61 Complaints from Russian NGOs over ‘Foreign Agents’ Law Including from Sakharov Center, Memorial, Perm-36 Museum, Public Verdict

– Anti-Corruption Fund Opens Hot Line to Help Detainees at Demonstration; 1,500 People Detained Throughout Russia for March 26 Action Against Corruption

– Saratov Journalists Arrested After Anti-Corruption Rally 

Translation: They said in Moscow people have been detained already for 1.7 million euros.

Translation: A man kicked an OMON policeman who lost consciousness. Now his colleagues are beating everybody in general. 

– Truckers Reject Government Compromises; Announce National Strike

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Striking truckers. Photo by RIA Novosti

What We’re Reading

– The Most Hated Man in Russia (on anti-corruption protests against Medvedev) by Ola Chichowlas [English]

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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