Russian president Vladimir Putin has decreed to grant a recruitment delay for clerics. Under the decree, the delay is granted to clerics at the request of religious organisations. The document emphasises that the delay can be received only if religious organisations have nobody to replace the drafted clerics. By preliminary estimates, up to 300 individuals will be granted such delays.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23