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Russia fines Kremlin critic Navalny's wife Yulia for taking part in protests

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia is followed by journalists as she arrives for a hearing at Moscow's Shcherbinsky District Court; Yulia Navalnaya was detained during an unauthorized rally in support of her husband on January 31.
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A Russian court on Monday fined Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, 20,000 roubles ($265) for taking part in unsanctioned protests on Sunday, the court said.

Riot police broke up protests across Russia on Sunday in support of Navalny, detaining more than 5,300 people who had braved the bitter cold and the threat of prosecution to demand he be set free.