Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and a group of his supporters were recently beaten up at an airport after holding a team-building weekend in the countryside. The attack highlights the risks faced by critics of the Kremlin.
Instagram has removed posts related to Alexei Navalny's accounts of a meeting between a Russian deputy prime minister and billionaire tycoon. Russia's communications watchdog also blocked access to his website.
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been barred from running for president in Russia. In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, he explains why he is calling for a boycott of the country's upcoming election.
Alexei Navalny is seen as one of Russia's most influential opposition politicians, but he has been barred from running for president in March. Now he has urged his supporters to boycott the vote.
The opposition leader had joined a rally calling for a nationwide boycott of the 2018 presidential election. Russian authorities warned Navalny against organizing protests, saying it would have "certain consequences."
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