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A Putin opponent about to be hit by a police raid at his high-rise apartment flew his hard drives to safety with a drone
Sergey Boyko's home was raided Thursday as part of the Kremlin's money-laundering probe into prominent Putin critic Alexei Navalny's associates.
Google has taken down 40 adverts from YouTube calling for protests in Russia, because Kremlin officials say they break laws banning campaigning close to elections. They also said Google would be meddling in foreign elections if it did not axe the videos.
The protests were spurred by a decision by President Vladmir Putin to raise the retirement age in the country, sparking rare outcry from across the political spectrum
Instagram obeyed a Russian court order, while YouTube left it up.
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on Tuesday accused the US of "direct interference in our electoral process."