Moscow - Russian activist leader Alexey Navalny was arrested by police on the doorstep in Moscow, an hour before the anti-corruption protest he had organized on the day of the National Day celebrations. The blogger was sentenced to 30 days in prison for repeatedly violating the law on the organization of public gatherings.

Thousands of protesters have gone down all over the country, from Novosibirsk to Rostov-on-Don, from Surgut to Ulianovsk. The well-known blogger was taken before the start. He is accused of repeated violation of the rules on organizing events and of resistance to an order of a police officer.

It was the wife of the blogger, Julia Bulk, to report the arrest using her husband's Twitter account : "Hello, I'm Julia Bulk, Alexei was arrested at the entrance to the house, asking not to change the plans".

The police did not look at it this tweet. For now there are oscillations on the arrests in the square, but could exceed one thousand people. The site also made public the arrest of Navalny's anti-corruption director Roman Rubanov. Vyacheslav Maltsev and Mark Halperin were also stopped on Puskin Square. Russian policemen also arrested Maria Baronova, coordinator of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's open Russia organization.

Russia without Putin

The slogans of that protests "Russia without Putin" have heard again in the square. All going against Russian President Vladimir Putin, who could resume in the presidential election for a fourth term next March. The protagonists of these new protests are young people and students, often underage. Arrests have also been reported in Nizhny Tagil, Lipetsk, Tula, Tambov and Sochi.

With 50 stops, as well as in Kaliningrad, where there are 36 stoppers and Vladivostok, where there are 20 checkpoints.

"We were right, it was a provocation to one hundred percent of inadequate people who can not answer their actions and words" commented head of the Moscow Security Department, Vladimir Chernikov. At the same time as the event, at the central Tverskaya Street was the final of a historic reconstruction festival.

Ilya Yashin

"Many students have also been arrested", said Ilya Yashin , a Russian and liberal political activist, formerly Boris Nemtsov's supporter. Yashin is 33, was taken by riot police and dragged on a truck. The Opposition is Rpr-Parnas political party, co-founder of the Russian Solidarity Movement.

Yashin is known to have made passionate speeches in opposition demonstrations and have hung a banner right in front of the Kremlin. Ilya Yashin is an active participant in the Strategy-31 campaign for freedom of assembly in Russia. Amnesty International has declared him a prisoner of conscience, along with Nemtsov and Konstantin Kosiakin.