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Putin’s dead critics: A journalist, a tax adviser, a politician

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2024
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Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, died in an Arctic penal colony Friday, prison officials said. President Biden blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for his death. Navalny was seen on video joking and smiling the day before officials said he suddenly fell ill. In a country where criticism is stifled — often forcefully — Navalny is far from the first opposition figure to die under mysterious circumstances or in captivity. Anna Politkovskaya was known for her searing reporting and investigations of corruption in Russia under Putin’s rule, especially in...

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