‘We Are Gaining in Strength’: After Navalny’s Imprisonment, Russian Opposition Looks Ahead
Navalny has been detained before. The anti-corruption movement he started has only gained momentum, despite a big Kremlin crackdown.
On Tuesday, the Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was sentenced by a Moscow court to two years and eight months in a penal colony. The court ruled that the opposition leader had violated his probation under a previous charge—one that he has long argued was politically motivated—while recuperating in Germany after being poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok last year.
Amy Mackinnon is a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @ak_mack
Jack Detsch is a Pentagon and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @JackDetsch
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