Trial of Russian Opposition Figure Continues Today

Corruption charges levied against a prominent critic of Putin and his United Russia party


The trial on embezzlement charges of one of Russia's leading opposition figures, Alexei Navalny, has resumed.

Mr Navalny is accused of involvement in the misappropriation of 16m roubles (£300,000; $500,000) from a state timber firm he advised while working for the governor of the Kirov region.