AP, LENTA.RU (Russia)
MOSCOW Thousands of Russians have gathered in the capital for the first protest march against Vladimir Putin since his reelection last month as president.
According to organizers, up to to 20,000 people took part in the "March of Millions", the Moscow-based news website Lenta.ru reports.
The protest began without top opposition leaders: anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, leftist politician Sergei Udaltsov, liberal activist Ilya Yashin and TV host Ksenia Sobchak had their homes searched the day before, and were called for interrogation by the Investigative Committee just an hour before the march was set to start, AP reports.
Watch footage of the "March of Millions" in the video below.