Michel Eltchaninoff: "Social networks contribute to anti-Putin mobilizations" in Russia

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Alexei Navalny could face jail time after his arrest upon arriving from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning attack.

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By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

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A week after his arrest upon his return to the country, tens of thousands of Russians demonstrated yesterday, Saturday, January 23, across Russia to demand the release of the opponent Alexeï Navalny.

How to interpret this mobilization?

Why did the Russian authorities suppress it so harshly?

Michel Eltchaninoff, specialist in Russia, editor-in-chief at “Philosophy magazine”, author of the book “In the head of Vladimir Poutine” published by Actes Sud, is the international guest of RFI.

  • Russia

  • Vladimir Poutine

  • Alexei Navalny

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