Russia Opposition Leader Given Suspended Sentence, Brother Arrested

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A Moscow court today convicted the anti-corruption crusader and opposition leader Aleksei Navalny of criminal fraud charges. The court suspended his sentence but in a surprise move ordered his brother, who was also charged, to serve three and a half years. The case is widely seen as political retribution by President Putin on the former postal-worker turned activist. Joining us from Moscow is Mark Galleotti, a security expert at New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

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Guest:
Mark Galeotti - New York University - @MarkGaleotti

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Jenny Hamel, Sonya Geis