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The World in All Its States looks back on the confrontation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his main opponent, Alexeï Navalny. Since his arrest, demonstrations of support have taken place in Moscow and in several cities, despite the risks of repression. The NGOs evoke more than 10,000 arrests, while the demonstrators risk up to 10 years in prison.
But who is Alexeï Navalny: a nationalist lawyer, an anti-corruption activist? How did he become the main opponent of Vladimir Putin? What are the consequences of this affair for the Kremlin and its foreign policy? Answers with our guest Isabelle Facon, deputy director of the Foundation for Strategic Research, specialist in Russia.