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For those who refuse to heed 'Western media" as being biased, here is a report from a decidedly non-Western news site.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has urged Russians to stage daily protests against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the country should not be a “nation of frightened cowards” and calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “an insane little tsar”.
“I am urging everyone to take to the streets and fight for peace,” he said in statements posted on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, calling on Russians not to be afraid of going to prison.

“If, to prevent war, we need to fill up the jails and police vans, we will fill up the jails and police vans.”

“Everything has a price and now, in the spring of 2022, we should pay that price.”

The 45-year-old, who has led the biggest protests in Russia against Putin in recent years and survived a poisoning with Novichok nerve agent in 2020, is now serving a prison sentence on old fraud charges.

Navalny’s movement had previously called for a campaign of civil disobedience to protest against Russia’s invasion of its western neighbour.
Several rounds of anti-war protests have already taken place in cities across Russia. More than 6,800 people have been arrested for taking part in the demonstrations, according to independent protest monitoring group OVD-Info.


Petter 9 Mar 2

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Russian politicians are famous for murdering or jailing people who don’t agree with them.


I have seen the first paragraph of this post broadcast on all English speaking news sites at one time or another. I cannot fully validate the rest of the post. Worldwide media does validate the Russian protests to the war.

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He has clearly always believed his cause is worth dying for. It’s a bloody miracle he survived the poisoning. Not sure if he’s brave or foolish?! One certainly can’t dispute his impact regardless….🤨

Buck Level 7 Mar 2, 2022

I’m of the opinion that all media is biased, some more so than others….

Buck Level 7 Mar 2, 2022

more evidence of this being Putin's war, not Russia's war.


Enemies of our enemies are not necessarily our friends. Navalny is quite the anti-semite.

Do you have any info to justify this position? I did a quick google with no relative results.

Times of Israel didn’t have anything either.

I’m not disputing you, but I would like to see a few objective sources?

I read it in The Guardian sometime in the last year.

. . . perhaps you are mistaken/misinformed :


Geez, I really got that wrong.

Knowing some of the methods employed by Russian state services, the antisemitic label might have been stuck on him as another way to discredit him and distance some of his supporters.

"Amnesty International has stripped the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny of his "prisoner of conscience" status after it says it was "bombarded" with complaints highlighting xenophobic comments that he has made in the past and not renounced.

A spokesman for the human rights organisation in Moscow told the BBC that he believed the wave of requests to "de-list" Navalny was part of an "orchestrated campaign" to discredit Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic and "impede" Amnesty's calls for his release from custody.

But on review, Amnesty International concluded that comments made by Navalny some 15 years ago, including a video which appears to compare immigrants to cockroaches, amounted to "hate speech" which was incompatible with the label "prisoner of conscience"."


@WilliamCharles 15 years is a lot of time for emotional and intellectual growth. Before we label him as maybe we should see what kind of man he’s matured into.
Personally I’ve Never made a mistake or took a position that I later regretted. 🐂💩

@Garban - it was just offered as relevant to T_N's contention.

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