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Young Russians mourn death of opposition leader Navalny amid suspicion of Putin involvement

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2024
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The reported death on Friday of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has left many young Russians reeling from the loss of who they described as their last hope for a liberal democratic Russia. Navalny, who first rose to prominence as an anti-corruption blogger, captured the attention liberal Russians for leading the 2011 “white ribbon” protests against Valdimir Putin’s decision to return to the presidency after serving six years as prime minister. But it was Navalny’s charisma, wry sense of humor, and a stubborn refusal to seek exile outside of...

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