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The life of Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, has died in a penal colony near the Arctic Circle, according to the Russian prison service. Listen to this excerpt on Navalny’s life and career from our podcast series “Next Year in Moscow”.

Original podcast: Producers: Sam Colbert, Pete Naughton, Ksenia Barakovskaya, Lika Kremer; Sound design: Weidong Lin; Original music: Darren Ng; Executive producer: John Shields.

00:00 - Alexei Navalny has died
01:14 - Navalny’s poisoning
07:26 - Returning to Russia
11:40 - His political work
18:50 - Navalny’s prison sentence
21:27 - Alexei Navalny’s legacy

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