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Kerry meets Russian rights activists amid crackdown

US Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) speaks with Moscow Helsinki Group founder and chairwoman Lyudmila Alekseyeva during his meeting with Civil Society Representatives at Spaso House, the US Ambassador residence in Moscow, on May 8, 2013, with US AmbaUS Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with leading Russian human rights activists amid concerns about a crackdown by Russian authorities on pro-democracy movements and global civil society groups. "Everybody has great respect for your efforts," Kerry said at the start of the meeting in the residence of US ambassador Michael McFaul.