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Lauren McCarthy Published a Policy Memo for PONARS Eurasia About the Recent Protests in Russia

While much media attention has been paid to the question of what will happen to the opposition movement in Russia after the arrest and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny, there has been less focus on his ordinary supporters—the tens of thousands across the country who have gone out on the street to protest his detention. In an extensive crackdown that was unprecedented during the Putin regime, over 11,000 were arrested and charged during a series of nationwide protests in January/February 2021, with another 1,700 arrested in April. Most were charged with violating the prohibition on participating in unauthorized gatherings though some were also prosecuted criminally. (PONARS Eurasia, 6/1/2021)

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