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Russian opposition leader buried as public kept at arm’s length

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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The body of Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable critic, was lowered into the ground to the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as thousands of his supporters outside a cemetery chanted to be allowed in to pay their respects. Under the supervision of busloads of riot police, Navalny’s body was whisked into a church for a brief ceremony before being taken for burial. The opposition leader died suddenly at the age of 47 in the Polar Wolf prison colony in northern Russia — a death that his widow, Yulia Navalnaya,...

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