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Russia jails radical Putin foe Udaltsov for 4.5 years

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MOSCOW - A Russian court on Thursday jailed a radical opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov to four and a half years for organising "mass riots" ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012. 

Ultra-left opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov arrives in the City Court in Moscow, on July 24, 2014, to listen to his verdict

Judge Alexander Zamashnyuk sentenced both Udaltsov and his political ally Leonid Razvozzhayev to four and a half years in a corrective labour camp for organising a rally against Putin and plotting further unrest.

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