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A Look At Russia’s Opposition Movement05:26

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In December of 2011, hundreds of thousands of Russians protested a parliamentary election that was widely regarded as rigged. Those demonstrations led some to believe that Russia might reject the leadership of President Vladimir Putin.

However, since the protests, Kremlin authorities have cracked down on opposition figures, and the numbers of protesters have diminished significantly.

NPR international correspondent Corey Flintoff joins Here & Now's Robin Young from Moscow to discuss the state of the Russian opposition movement at a time when Russia is becoming more deeply involved in a confrontation with the West.


This segment aired on April 17, 2014.

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