Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in AsiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 9:11
US calls for release of detained participants in unsanctioned rallies across RussiaWorld March 27, 6:37
Russia conducts six humanitarian operations in Syria in 24 hoursSociety & Culture March 27, 6:34
Talks on banning nuclear weapons begin in UN without Russia, USWorld March 27, 6:28
Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia — premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia — Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
MOSCOW, February 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow City Court has tightened security ahead of review of the criminal case against Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov and lawmaker's aide Leonid Razvozzhayev accused of planning riots across Russia.Supporters of the defendants have been gathering near the court. Police have reacted calmly to single pickets so far, supported by a special task force unit which arrived at the scene in several buses.
The hearing, expected to draw a large audience, will be held in the court's largest hall located in the appeals section.
Proceedings over planning mass disturbances were opened against Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev after viewing of a film entitled Anatomy of Protest showed a meeting between Russian opposition leaders and Georgian politician Givi Targamadze.
Both Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev denied wrongdoing.
Left Front leader Udaltsov has been under house arrest, and Razvozzhayev has been in custody.