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Kremlin accuses US of interfering in Russian ‘domestic affairs’

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The Kremlin on Sunday accused the US embassy of interfering in Russia’s domestic affairs after the mission distributed a “demonstration alert” to US citizens in Russia recommending they avoid protests.

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“Of course, these publications are inappropriate,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokeswoman Dmitry Peskov told a state TV channel in comments carried by Russian news agencies. “And of course indirectly, they are absolutely an interference in our domestic affairs.”

Russian police arrested more than 3,400 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.

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