Ben Noble

Alexei Navalny’s ‘Stalinist’ jail sentence is no surprise

Jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny (Credit: Getty images)

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Ben Noble

Dr Ben Noble is associate professor of Russian politics at University College London and associate fellow of Chatham House. He is co-author of Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

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