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Russia accuses U.S. of meddling over publication of protest map

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday accused the U.S. Embassy of meddling in Russia’s internal affairs for having published a map on social media showing the proposed route of an unauthorised anti-government protest in Moscow.

The ministry said in a statement it had summoned a senior U.S. diplomat over what it said was a U.S. Embassy social media post that included a map of an Aug. 3 protest that was drawn up by the country’s opposition.

“We underlined that we consider the publication of the route … as promoting participation in (the protest) and calling for action which constitutes interference in the internal affairs of our country,” it said.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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