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Opposition to Authoritarians

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 26, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 20:14

Another wave of protests is sweeping across Russia. It comes in response to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who only just returned to Russia from Germany where he’s spent the last year recuperating from being poisoned. Navalny claims Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered him to be poisoned. We find out more about Navalny, Russia, and authoritarian regimes from Brigham Young University professor of political science Quinn Mecham. (AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman, File)