Clashes erupted when activists tried to break through police lines

Scuffles in Moscow

The Russian authorities have charged opposition leader and former chess champion Garry Kasparov following clashes with police in Moscow.

He and other opposition figures were detained during a rally organised by Mr Kasparov’s Other Russia coalition.

Mr Kasparov was charged with resisting arrest and organising an unauthorised protest.

The incident came a week before polls which supporters of President Vladimir Putin are widely expected to win.

Full article and video by BBC here.

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