“Periscope” N ° 33: Navalny, the developer

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER LETTER – A 360 ° look at the international scene, by Philippe Gélie.

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First, my apologies for missing our meeting last week (the nomination of Joe Biden has a good back …). Let us turn our eyes this week to Russia, where an astonishing character captures the attention: Alexei Navalny, 44, survivor of an assassination attempt in Novichok, imprisoned upon his return to Russia in mid-January, and now the most visible opponent to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Putin’s Palace”, the film released on social media after Navalny’s arrest, has been viewed 100 million times. ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP

Navalny, the revealer

The face of the challenge. After all, little is known about Navalny. he displays with family on social networks, personalizes to the extreme his standoff with Putin, but we do not really know his ideas – except to qualify them as “nationalist”. It is because he is not a classic politician, campaigning to defend a program. All his action comes down to in the fight he is waging against the head of the Kremlin, the denunciation of the corruption of the system and the demonstration of its arbitrariness through the treatment which

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