Kremlin critic Dmitry Gudkov says his Russia exit is a tactical retreat

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By Sergiy Karazy and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber KYIV (Reuters) -Russian opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov said on Monday his decision to leave Russia was a temporary and tactical retreat because he could no longer practice politics effectively due to unprecedented pressure from the authorities. Gudkov, who was held in custody for two days last week in a case he said was fabricated, said on Sunday he had left Russia after receiving warnings from people close to the Kremlin that he would be arrested if he remained in the country. Gudkov, who sat in Russia’s lower house of parliament until 2016,…

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