Photo Gallery: Navalny on Trial in Russia
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Photo Gallery: Navalny on Trial in Russia

Interview Putin Turning Russia 'Into a Police State'

Blogger Alexei Navalny defied Putin. Now he faces six years in prison. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Russian human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva explains why the Kremlin is trying to muzzle the opposition leader -- and why it could backfire.