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Alexei Navalny says Russian troops killed man for sharing his surname

Imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny alleged Tuesday that Russian troops in Ukraine killed a civilian simply because the two shared a surname. The body of Ilya Navalny, 60, found in Bucha outside Kyiv, was allegedly among the more than 400 bodies left behind in the wake of Russia’s retreat from the Ukrainian north last month. The Kremlin critic posted a photo of the elder Navalny’s passport to Twitter on Tuesday, saying it was found next to a body in Bucha. “Everything indicates that they killed him because of his last name. That’s why his passport was defiantly thrown nearby,” Navalny wrote. “A completely...

2022 Milwaukee Film Festival lineup: Highlights include Javier Bardem, Alexei Navalny and a Pez smuggler

Judging from the lineup, the Milwaukee Film Festival is just about back to normal for 2022. The 14th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs April 21 to May 5, sports a familiar mix of arthouse movies that haven't made it to Milwaukee screens; documentaries and foreign-language films generating buzz on the festival circuit; and Wisconsin-made feature films and shorts finally getting their due — all showing in theaters in in-person screenings for the first time since 2019.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found guilty in court

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to nine years in prison, on top of the term he is already serving. According to CBS News, the trial has been seen as an attempt to keep President Vladimir Putin’s adversary behind bars for as long as possible. Details: On...

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has prison sentence extended

For years Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his organization have been the target of a Kremlin campaign of harassment, jailing and even poisoning. And on Tuesday he received a new verdict in prison, where he is already serving a two-year term, standing next to his lawyers. Alina Polyakova, president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny sentenced to nine years in prison for fraud

Alexei Navalny has been convicted of fraud and contempt of court and sentenced to nine years in a maximum security prison, Russian local media reported. Why it matters: The prominent Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic is already serving a prison sentence of about 2.5 years for violating parole, for which he was charged over his recovery in Germany after surviving a poisoning attempt by Russia's security forces in 2020.

Vladimir Putin owns £500m superyacht moored in Italy, Alexei Navalny allies claim

A $700m (£500m) superyacht moored off the west coast of Italy belongs to Russian president Vladimir Putin, allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny claim.The six-deck Scheherazade reportedly boasts a spa, beauty salon, gym and two helipads. It is also said to house a swimming pool equipped with a retractable cover, which turns into a dance floor. But missing is a listed owner - which has landed the vessel under the scrutiny of Italian authorities in Marina di Carrara amid a recent round-up of oligarch-owned luxury yachts in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.In a video shared on Monday...

Putin critic Alexei Navalny found guilty by Russian court

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was sentenced Tuesday to nine additional years behind bars after he was convicted of embezzlement and contempt of court. “Navalny committed fraud — the theft of property by an organized group,” Judge Margarita Kotova said, adding that he had committed a criminal offense by publicly insulting the court, according to Agence France-Presse. The 45-year-old dissident was already serving a 2 ½-year sentence at a prison camp for parole violations related to old fraud charges he claims were fabricated to thwart his political ambitions. Navalny, strongman Vladimir Putin’s most well-known critic, survived a nerve agent attack in 2020 that...