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Mocking the Russian leader over allegations the Novichok nerve agent used to poison him had been placed in his underwear, Navalny told the court that Putin would “Go down in history as a poisoner of underpants”.
Much of what Navalny does in court is carefully calculated, said Moscow-based political observer Konstantin Kalachev, comparing his February 2 speech to that of a revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.
Days after being handed the prison term, Navalny went on trial again on charges of defaming a World War II veteran, part of a group of Russians in a pro-Kremlin video who Navalny described as “Traitors”.