The Russian government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the protests around opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
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Several celebrities and public figures wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking with him to allow treatment for critic Alexei Navalny.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny declared Wednesday he had begun hunger strike to protest ill-treatment by authorities.
The continued focus on Navalny and Putin rather than the protest movement stifles the growth of an opposition movement in Russia.
Alexei Navalny should be included in the hall of fame of Russia’s greatest dissidents such as Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, and Sharansky.
To avoid arrest, Nalvany supporters protested on Valentine’s day by posting photos on social media with the hashtag #LoveIsStrongerThanFear.
Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Navalny’s team has released a mammoth investigation into Vladimir Putin’s wealth, including a £1bn palace on the Black Sea.
Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, was detained for 30 days pending a court hearing.
Although suspected of being involved, the Russian government has launched a probe into the alleged poisoning of prominent politician Alexei Navalny.