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Russian Blogger Tweets His Own Bugging By the Kremlin

Sent photos and videos of the wiretap to his followers

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Alexei Navalny showed up to work in Moscow on Monday to discover he was being bugged. He called the police, like many perhaps would, but not before tweeting photos and video of himself and his colleagues taking the Kremlin's monitoring devices apart.

It's not hard to figure out why Navalny was bugged. He's one of Russia's most influential anti-corruption bloggers and is at the center of a protest movement aimed at toppling the regime of President Vladimir Putin. Since late July, the 36-year-old lawyer has faced possible arrest, trial and up to 10 years in prison for charges Putin's prosecutors claim stem from an embezzlement scheme, but which Navalny and his supporters claim is an attempt to silence him.