Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested and detained in Moscow, his spokeswoman has said. Kira Yarmysh revealed Mr Navalny had been taken to a police station on Saturday morning. But, writing on Twitter, she said reasons for his detention had not been made clear. It is understood that he has now been transferred to hospital with a suspected broken finger. He had recently been preparing for demonstrations on 9 September against plans to increase the age at which citizens can claim a pension. At least he wasnt assassinated. Maybe things are looking up in this backward country ?