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Russian group alleges secret service intervention

MEMBERS of the Russian opposition parties stopped from travelling to Slovakia claim that the Russian Secret Service wanted to prevent them from protesting against President Putin, the daily SME reported.

The protesters wanted to raise their voices against the war in Chechyna and alleged pressure on the Russian media.

Around 20 Russians applied for visas for Slovakia and booked flights through the Slovak Flex Travel in Moscow, as did many Russian journalists. The visas were supposed to ready in two days.

However, when members of the group came to pay for the visas they were told there were neither flights nor hotel rooms available because of special security measures for the summit.

The group alleges that the FSB secret service monitored all Russian citizens wishing to attend the summit and conspired to stop them from travelling to Bratislava.

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