How the Kremlin will try to break up Navalny’s network
22 May 2021 | 8:39 am
Russia's government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the movement surrounding the opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
4 Mar 2022
Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to hold daily protests against their country's invasion of Ukraine. He labeled Russian leader Vladimir Putin "a clearly insane tsar."
5 Mar 2022
Exiled Russian Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky said in an interview with FRANCE 24 from London that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is political "suicide" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who "cannot win in Ukraine, even if he manages to take Kyiv or Kharkiv". This war is the result of an "emotional decision" by Putin, the former oligarch said.
13 Mar 2022
The growing exodus of Western firms has upset Russian consumers, while authorities are weighing up the possibility of temporarily taking over firms with large shares of foreign ownership. We take a closer look. Also, the IMF warns that rising commodity prices due to the war in Ukraine could hurt developing nations in particular, and investors grapple with market volatility.
15 Mar 2022
Russian prosecutors have asked a court to sentence opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 13 years in prison on fraud and contempt of court charges. The request also called for him to be held under stricter conditions.
19 Mar 2022
How far is China willing to go to support Russia amid its war in Ukraine? Washington has warned there will be consequences if Beijing offers financial assistance or military support to Moscow. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping may have pledged a no limits relationship, but there is a cost to standing up together to their joint rival: America. Regardless, the war provides China with a case study of Western resolve, and an opportunity to learn from Russia's mistakes.
22 Mar 2022
Alexei Navalny and his supporters have decried the charges as politically motivated. He faces a 13-year prison sentence.
2 Apr 2022
Leonid Volkov, a top aide to jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, spoke to FRANCE 24 from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on Tuesday. He expressed concern about the safety of his boss, who was recently sentenced to nine more years in prison, saying that the world “should keep an eye on him”.
9 Apr 2022
Leaders are asking Russian speakers in Germany not to heed "the cynical and trivializing disinformation campagin led by Russian state media." The statement came a day after a pro-Russian rally in Berlin.
26 May 2022
The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
4 Jun 2022
Alexey Navalny now faces more jail time for "creating an extremist community." The charge comes on top of Navalny's 9 year sentence for fraud.
15 Jun 2022
Navalny's lawyer went to visit him in prison, but was told by guards that "there is no such convict here." Russian authorities have not said where they have taken the opposition leader.
23 Jul 2022
The US Department of Defense believes Russia is installing proxy officials in order to seize Ukrainian land. A bridge in the Russian-controlled Kherson region was reportedly damaged by shelling. DW rounds up the latest.
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In a bold stride towards the cosmos, the concept of settling on Mars is no longer just a flight of fancy. A number of ambitious plans for Martian travel and colonisation are underway, but first, why not simulate the conditions on Earth?
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The mental health industry has been growing in India as awareness increases. But many who don't fit into social norms say their experiences seeking help have left them feeling invalidated.
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In Syria, the Islamic State group stands accused of executing a series of attacks targeting truffle hunters. Truffles, or 'sand truffles' as they're commonly known, grow in the desert and have become a sought-after commodity. FRANCE24's Observers team delved into this issue. Journalist Mahmoud Naffakh provides further insights.
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On World No Tobacco Day, we examine e-cigarettes, which are capturing a growing share of the market. Professionals in the sector insist that e-cigarettes facilitate the process of quitting smoking, even going so far as to claim that it's beneficial for public health overall. However, it's important to note that vaping can become an addiction in its own right.
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Leaders of the European Political Community — all European states with the exception of Russia and Belarus — are meeting in Moldova to discuss strategy over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine.
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Sudan's army suspended talks with a rival paramilitary force on Wednesday over a ceasefire and aid access, raising fears the six-week-old conflict will push Africa's third largest country deeper into a humanitarian crisis.