Nemtsov fined

A Moscow court has fined opposition leader Boris Nemtsov 1,000 rubles for calling on St. Petersburg residents to ignore local elections, RIA Novosti reported.

Nemtsov was detained before the election, when he was agitating against ex-city governor Valentina Matvienko who needed to become an elected deputy to be eligible to become Federation Council speaker.

He had been calling on voters to “vote against all,” something police said was an act of “illegal propaganda.” Nemtsov was acquitted later last month, but charges were brought against him again last week.

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