(LOS ANGELES TIMES) MOSCOW — Russian police raided the homes of leading opposition figures early Monday, a day before a rally expected to draw tens of thousands to protest President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Law enforcement officers rifled through papers, confiscated computer equipment and summoned protest leaders for questioning. Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and Solidarity activist Ilya Yashin were among those targeted.

Searches were also being conducted at Navalny’s RosPil anti-corruption project and the home of Udaltsov’s parents, journalist Olga Romanova said late Monday.