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Navalny protests: crackdown in Russia intensifies with ‘10,000 arrests’

On February 2, Alexei Navalny, Russia’s de facto opposition leader, was sentenced to two years and eight months in a penal colony. This was soon after Navalny’s return to Russia from Germany, where he had spent nearly five months recovering from a poisoning attack last August that he blamed on the Kremlin.Two days after his arrest, his embattled Anti-Corruption Fund released “Putin’s Palace”, a YouTube video exposé featuring a Black Sea property worth US$1.35 billion which allegedly belonged to…


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