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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Anticipating the court's ruling, Navalny's right-hand man Leonid Volkov announced that some three dozen "Navalny headquarters" were being disbanded, to protect staff and supporters from prosecution. The offices were set up in 2017 ahead of Navalny's attempt to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency; he was barred from even joining the race.

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"To make it clear, this decision destroys our political organization in Russia," Leonid Volkov told the BBC this week. He was speaking from abroad, where he has lived since 2019 for safety as he faces multiple criminal charges himself.

"There is no way we can continue to operate in the country," the activist said, adding that the extremism laws carry punishment of up to 10 years in prison."

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Trump is greenish-orange with envy.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-04-29 02:08 PM | Reply

Death to tyrants.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-29 03:46 PM | Reply

Trumpites view Putin's behavior with mastabatory voyeurism.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-30 08:09 AM | Reply

The Russians are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Right now it seems their choices are to be ruled a by a tyrant, or devolve into chaos with a free-for-all by local thugs and mini-Putins.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-04-30 06:45 PM | Reply

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