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Moscow Judge Sentences Russian Opposition Leader To 3.5 Years In Prison05:53


A judge has ruled to send Alexei Navalny, a Kremlin critic, to prison for three and a half years for parole violations in 2014. Navalny called the charges politically motivated.

His recent return to Russia after an assassination attempt sparked nationwide protests against the Kremlin.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Lucian Kim, NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow.

This segment aired on February 2, 2021.


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