Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Russia, Spiderweb Music, Superbugs

Episode: Russia, Spiderweb Music, Superbugs

  • Apr 27, 2021 8:00 pm

Russia is coming down hard on opposition leader Alexi Navalny. Navalny's political offices were shut down on Monday. Thousands of his followers were recently arrested, and courts in Moscow are now deciding whether to label them as extremists. Meanwhile, Navalny remains imprisoned in stable condition after a three-week hunger strike for better medical care. Why is president Vladimir Putin so afraid of Navalny? Our guest is Georgetown University professor of government and foreign service Angela Stent, who also authored the book, “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest.” (Babuskinsky District Court Press Service via AP)