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    Police in Moscow raided apartments and offices belonging to Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his associates on Wednesday. It is unclear whether arrests were made and what police were looking for.

    It is reported that Navalny’s wife Yulia was in one of the apartments and his brother Oleg in the other. Police also raided two offices belonging to Navalny’s FBK anti-corruption organization. Several social media users posted images and video of police breaking down doors at the apartments as well as the offices. One user posted video of “special units breaking down the door to the ‘Navalny Live’ studio”

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