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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Eduard Limonov
A Russian opposition activist was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison in a review of her drug-related case — twice as long as prosecutors had requested in a ruling that drew immediate opposition outrage.
Riot police on Monday were breaking up an opposition protest contesting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election and arresting dozens of participants, including prominent opposition leaders.
Police clashed on Tuesday on a central Moscow square with demonstrators trying to hold a second day of protests against alleged vote fraud in Russia's parliamentary elections.
Eduard Limonov, the leader of the Other Russia party, told Interfax on Tuesday that "this verdict is not only a political one, it's also terrifying revenge."
"It's for the best," he said in comments on his Live Journal blog.