PBS NewsHour

Navalny’s popularity up in Russia amid protests over arrest

Clip: 01/23/2021 | 1m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

Tens of thousands of people in over a dozen Russian cities defied heavy police presence Saturday to protest the arrest of Alexei Navalny, a leading political opposition figure to Putin. Navalny’s poisoning, recovery, return to Russia, and his organization’s viral videos are turning him into a “household name” in Russia, according to PBS NewsHour’s Special Correspondent Ryan Chilcote.

Aired: 01/23/21

Rating: NR

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