A Russian court has sentenced the country’s main opposition leader Alexei Navalny to two-and-a-half years in prison on bogus charges after he threw down an unprecedented gauntlet to President Vladimir Putin. Olga Shorina, Kiryl Sukhotski and Pavel Butorin join Greg and Jonathan to discuss Navalny, Putin and where the country is heading.
The Cable is a production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group.
Co-founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Regional Director for Europe, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Director, Current Time TV
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
Senior Fellow and Director of Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Former Deputy Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia Bureau, US Agency for International Development
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard
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