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Inside Russia's Protest Movement

Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza and investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov talk with CNN's Nathan Hodge about Russia's political opposition movement after the detention of Alexei Navalny.
Vladimir Kara-Murza
Andrei Soldatov
Nathan Hodge
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Alexei Navalny’s attempted murder and subsequent arrest led to widespread protest and civil unrest across the Russian Federation. As an unprecedented number of protestors are detained in an intensified crackdown, many argue the Navalny protests mark a turning point for the opposition movement. Join the Council and a panel of analysts from inside Russia to discuss this latest wave of protests and whether they represent a serious threat to President Putin’s prolonged grip on power. 

About the Speakers
VP, Free Russia Foundation & Opposition Leader
Headshot of Vladimir Kara-Murza
Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian democracy activist, author, and filmmaker. In addition to serving as chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom, he is vice president of the Free Russia Foundation and senior advisor for human rights accountability at Human Rights First. Kara-Murza is a former deputy leader of the People’s Freedom Party and has testified before Parliaments in Europe and North America.
Headshot of Vladimir Kara-Murza
Andrei Soldatov
Journalist and Cofounder, Agentura.Ru
Headshot of Andrei Soldatov
Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and  cofounder of Agentura.Ru, an information hub on intelligence agencies . He  coauthored  the books "Compatriots," "The Red Web,"  and  "The New  Nobility " and his  work has  been featured in  Moscow Times,  Washington Post,  Le Monde,  Foreign Policy,  CNN, and  BBC.
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Former Moscow Bureau Chief, CNN
Nathan Hodge is London-based editor for CNN's The Row editorial unit, and formerly served as Moscow bureau chief for CNN and The Wall Street Journal. Before Moscow, he covered national security and military affairs for over a decade and was the WSJ’s Kabul bureau chief. Hodge has also reported from Iraq, Iran, Syria, and many other places in the Middle East.
a painting of Alexei Navalny on a wall
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