Moscow crowd greets returning opposition leader

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny addresses his supporters after arriving from Kirov at a railway station in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) – Hundreds of people, some waving white roses, met Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny off the train in Moscow on Saturday, a day after he was freed on bail pending appeal of his five-year jail sentence. Navalny, who says his embezzlement conviction was politically motivated due to his outspoken criticism of President Vladimir Putin, told supporters it was thanks to their pressure that he had been released. "You have ruined and destroyed the main privilege that the Kremlin is trying to capture … …

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