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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

 

WSJ: Navalny Protests Threaten to Snowball as Grievances Grow in Russia

 Navalny Protests Threaten to Snowball as Grievances Grow in Russia Weekend rallies across Russia were driven by anger over falling living standards and worsening repression Police blocked the way to Alexei Navalny’s supporters during a protest in St. Petersburg on Saturday against the jailing of the opposition leader. DMITRI LOVETSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS   By Thomas Grove and Georgi Kantchev    Navalny Protests Threaten to Snowball as Grievances Grow in Russia   MOSCOW—Protests in Russia over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are threatening to escalate into a larger movement againstRead More


EU foreign chief to fly to Moscow to condemn Navalny arrest

EU foreign chief to fly to Moscow to condemn Navalny arrest Josep Borrell says that while there are no concrete proposals as yet, bloc is ‘ready to react’ Alexei Navalny shortly before his flight to Moscow and ‘completely unacceptable’ arrest. Photograph: Mstyslav Chernov/AP Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Andrew Roth in Moscow and Luke Harding   The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, will fly to Moscow to personally deliver the bloc’s condemnation of the “completely unacceptable” arrest of the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. The heads of state and governmentRead More


FT: Alexei Navalny is a real threat to Vladimir Putin

Alexei Navalny is a real threat to Vladimir Putin The fragility of the Russian regime is becoming clear Gideon Rachman James Ferguson illustration of Gideon Rachman column ‘The fragility of the Russian regime is becoming clear’ © James Ferguson Two years ago, a Russian friend told me that he thought that Alexei Navalny posed a serious danger to Vladimir Putin. I was sceptical. Russia had weathered the international condemnation and economic sanctions imposed after its annexation of Crimea in 2014. The country had just staged a successful World Cup. PresidentRead More


NEW YORK TIMES: As Protests Shake Russia, Kremlin Drops Its ‘Navalny Who?’ Tack

As Protests Shake Russia, Kremlin Drops Its ‘Navalny Who?’ Tack A stark shift by the government shows its uncertainty as Aleksei A. Navalny’s dramatic return gives disgruntled Russians a clear leader to rally around. Tens of thousands of protesters across Russia demonstrated on Saturday in response to the jailing of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times By Anton Troianovski MOSCOW — For years, the Kremlin tried to ignore the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, right down to avoiding the very mention of his name.Read More


ESQUIRE: Navalny Has Wrong-Footed Putin From Inside a Jail Cell

Alexei Navalny Has Wrong-Footed Putin From Inside a Jail Cell The Russian autocrat and his cronies don’t know what to do with him. By Charles P. Pierce Valya Egorshin The Russian government allegedly tried to kill him with poison and it didn’t work and now there are protests by all over Russia in support of Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader currently detained in a Moscow jail. These protests included a remarkable one in Siberia that took place on a day in which the temperature hit minus-50 centigrade. The crackdown hasRead More


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