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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “What’s next for Russia’s opposition movement? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
Russian opposition leader, dissident, Kremlin critic … Alexei Navalny has many titles.
Some see him as one of the few people who can unite opponents against President Vladimir Putin.
But nowadays, he’s limited to speaking his mind in court or in jail.
His allies are disbanding as a Moscow prosecutor seeks to label his organisations ‘extremist’.
So what’s next for Russia’s opposition movement, and those who’ve stood behind Navalny?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Alexander Soloviev – Open Russia opposition group.
Michael Bociurkiw – Former Spokesman, OSCE.
Maria Lipman – Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian studies, George Washington University.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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