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Russian riot police detain eight Pastafarians during ‘pasta procession’ in Moscow

Russian authorities in Moscow broke up a march of Pastafarians on Saturday with some help from anti-gay Russian Orthodox religious activists. Moscow police told RIA Novosti that eight Pastafarians were detained for “attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally” in the city. Followers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…

Anti-Putin protest swarms iconic Moscow TV tower

MOSCOW — Riot police detained dozens of protesters on Sunday who picketed Moscow’s iconic television tower after footage purporting to show people being paid to rally against Vladimir Putin was aired nationally. An AFP correspondent saw organisers Boris Nemtsov and Sergei Udaltsov being led away with about 30 others sporting…

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