Blogger on Trial Putin Adversary Faces Long Prison Term

Blogger Alexei Navalny, a leading figure in Russia's opposition movement, helped to deprive President Vladimir Putin's party of its two-thirds majority in the 2011 parliamentary election. Now he's on trial for embezzlement, and even investigators aren't hiding the fact that the case is politically motivated.
Russian blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife, Yulia, meet journalists outside the court in the town of Kirov on April 17.

Russian blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife, Yulia, meet journalists outside the court in the town of Kirov on April 17.

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