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Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent


Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday slammed President Putin’s increasing crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against “undesirable NGOs.” The legal measure follows 2012 legislation allowing the branding of any group that receives foreign funding as a “foreign agent” and is part of a Kremlin-fueled campaign that associates its critics with a so-called “fifth column” of national traitors. Navalny spoke to VOA's Daniel Schearf in Moscow.

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