Russia

Trial of Russian Opposition Figure Continues Today

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

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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.