Kremlin critic Gudkov sees arrest as bid to bar him from election run Russian opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov, held in custody for two days this week, has accused authorities of arresting him and other Kremlin critics on trumped-up charges in a bid to stop them running in September's parliamentary election. Russian opposition figure leaves country for UkraineA well-known Russian opposition politician who was held in police custody for two days last week in a criminal investigation that he has left the country for Ukraine. Kremlin Critic Dmitry Gudkov Says He Has Fled to Ukraine - The Moscow TimesGudkov was detained over unpaid rent from 2015 and faced up to five years in prison. News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend - The Moscow TimesSPIEF 2021. Opposition flees. Virus deaths down. Russia Raids Opposition Politician - The Moscow TimesDmitry Gudkov could face up to 5 years in prison amid a widening crackdown on Russia's opposition. Russian opposition activist charged, could face six years in jail - allyRussia charged opposition activist Andrei Pivovarov on Tuesday with taking part in an "undesirable" organisation, an offence which an ally said was punishable by up to six years in jail. St. Petersburg Sees Virus Spike as Euro 2020 Looms - The Moscow TimesRussia's second city will host seven matches — including a quarter-final — of the delayed tournament.