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Time to ‘move on’ from Navalny issue – Putin

If the West can’t offer any concrete evidence that Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, it’s time to turn the page, Putin said on Thursday. Speaking to gathered journalists at his annual end-of-year press conference, the president stated that the Russian prosecutor’s office had not received a single …

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Why is the EU backing Navalny, but ignoring Assange?

As Navalny is serving time in prison, his daughter, Darya, has accepted the prize in his place. She was also was invited to address the EU’s parliament with a speech that, as she explained in an interview, she closely coordinated with her father. In that sense, not only was Navalny …

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Russia’s top spy comments on alleged Navalny ‘replacement’

Speaking to the Moscow newspaper Argumenty i Fakty on Wednesday, Sergey Naryshkin claimed that Western nations were behind Navalny, but his imprisonment has led to their intelligence agencies giving up on instigating a mass protest movement in Russia. “Today, the US and EU intelligence community is forced to admit that …

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Majority of Russians didn’t even know Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ election app existed, despite Western media focus & legal ban

That’s according to Moscow’s Levada Center, which polled people across the country to determine what, if anything, influenced their preference. The initiative aimed to maximize anti-government ballots by offering tactical voting recommendations, and was banned by the authorities over its links to Navalny’s prohibited network of campaigning groups, which have …

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Apple & Google delete Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app after top Russian officials accuse US tech giants of ‘election interference’

The opposition figure’s team confirmed on Friday that the ‘Smart Voting’ platform had been taken down from both Apple’s AppStore and Google Play services after the country’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor, called on the American tech firms to implement a government-ordered block. Officials had previously threatened the US firms with hefty …

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