Shortcuts / 22 February 2024

Alexei Navalny

The big international story this past week has been the news that Alexei Navalny, the leader of Russia’s opposition movement, has died in a remote Arctic prison – or, according to his family and supporters, murdered by Vladimir Putin. Navalny’s death has caused international outcry and condemnation of the Russian state, even as they’re heading towards an election basically guaranteed to keep Putin in power for another six years… So in this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll talk all about who Navalny was, and why this one man was so significant in Russian politics – plus, what his death might mean for the world.

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