TO WATCH: 1:28 Video Report
Unsanctioned anti-Putin rallies in St. Pete and Moscow...got dozens of protesters arrested.
While the world was occupied with Olympics...anti corruption protest leader and blogger...lawyer Alexei Navalny was charged with theft of $491,000/E 400,000 from a timber company in 2009.
Navalny, 36...could face 10 years in prison...and is forbidden to leave Moscow.
TO READ MORE ON: Navalny Charges
The punk band Pussy Riot's trial for hooliganism also continues...but the 3 young women complained of hunger and exhaustion...and refused to participate.
TO READ MORE ON: Pussy Riot jail treatment and exhaustion.