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35 journalists detained during unauthorizes rallies in Russia - Journalists Union

Most of the journalists were released after identity checks

MOSCOW, January 31. /TASS/. Thirty-five journalists were detained during unauthorized rallies in Russia, most of them have been released, Vladimir Solovyov, who heads the Russian Journalists Union, told TASS on Sunday.

"As of 15:30, as many as 35 journalists were detained across Russia. The biggest number of such detentions - eight-was reported from St. Petersburg," he said, adding that most of the journalists were released after identity checks.

Unauthorized rallies are being held on Sunday in a number of Russian cities. Such rallies and marches were held in Moscow and other cities on January 23. Police and prosecutor general’s office repeatedly warned about responsibility for taking part in unauthorized events.