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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021


Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown

Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Lyubov Sobol, ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks during her news conference via video conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin. The words on her tribune reading “Free Navalny”. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) MOSCOW –Read More

New York Times: Something Special Just Happened in Russia

Crackdown and coercion are no longer enough to stop people protesting. By Alexey Kovalev Mr. Kovalev is the investigations editor at Meduza, an independent Russian news outlet. Protesters on Saturday in Moscow with banners reading “Freedom to Alexsei Navalny! Freedom to Russia!” in support of the jailed opposition leader. After years of relative calm, the country is restive.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times MOSCOW — It’s hard to pin down the exact moment when it became clear the protests on Saturday in Russia — where tens of thousands ofRead More

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