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Naive to think West will change stance on Navalny’s ‘poisoning’, Russian envoy tells RT after OPCW report reveals inconsistencies

If it’s confirmed that the OPCW experts were sent to Germany almost immediately after the Russian opposition figure felt unwell on a plane over Siberia last year, that would mean that the whole narrative was “orchestrated … with obvious goals,” from the very beginning, Russia’s envoy to the chemical weapons watchdog, …

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Jailed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s organisation branded ‘extremist’ by Moscow Court – allies now face election ban

Alongside the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), his national network of political offices and his Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation were also branded as extremist. The decision comes six weeks after the same body approved preliminary restrictions against the activist’s organization, pending today’s result. These limits included a ban on posting materials online, …

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Navalny’s revolutionary zeal feeds global headlines but most Russians prefer stability & steady change using local civic activism

Navalny has risen to prominence internationally over the past six months, widely characterized overseas as a pro-Western liberal democrat who is being persecuted because he represents a popular and genuine threat to President Vladimir Putin’s government. However, polling from Levada, a pollster which has received Western funding and is considered …

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Russia needs liberals in politics, but failure of Navalny movement shows futility of street protests & reliance on foreign backers

Russian liberals should now establish a responsible presence in the political system. This demands replacing revolutionary politics and foreign sponsors with the development of accountable political platforms providing solutions to complex problems. Revolutionary Russia Russia’s turbulent history has largely been defined by revolutionary change. The past millennium has been siloed …

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