They came for Dmitri Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was re-elected to the board of Gazprom.
The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia.
The flurry of arrests across the country in recent days has signaled that the Kremlin is intent on…
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