A member of the Russian Interior Ministry troops detains a participant during a rally in St. Petersburg

 
A member of the Russian Interior Ministry troops detains a participant during a rally in St. Petersburg
A member of the Russian Interior Ministry troops detains a participant during a rally organised on social networks against the results of the parliamentary elections in St. Petersburg December 6, 2011. Opposition leaders defied the Russian authorities on Tuesday by organising a second mass protest in two days against Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule, despite warnings of a police crackdown and the jailing of one of the organisers. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)