Alexis Lerner

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Navalny’s Back. What Will Putin Do Next?

Shortly before Alexei Navalny’s arrival at Vnukovo Airport, riot police dispersed several hundred supporters and arrested dozens before closing the airport altogether and forcing the last-minute diversion of incoming flights. At Sheremetyevo Airport, Navalny was arrested for “failing to appear at a parole hearing” while abroad. Hours later, he was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment in an ad hoc trial featured in multiple TikTok parodies. In conjunction with his arrest, the Navalny team released a corruption exposé, Putin’s Palace, and called for demonstrations. Approximately 100,000 protesters from 196 cities nationwide spilled into the streets.

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