He’s willing to call Putin a thug, and to pay the price for it

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The Times profiles a man who is refusing to back down to Russian president Vladimir Putin. And he’d like to see at least one Western nation get in line and support what he’s doing.

Putin, he believes, gives out “signals” and “everyone knows what to do”. He went on: “I don’t think that Putin said to someone directly, please meet Navalny in front of his office and toss toxic liquid in his face. They would have had a meeting and said ‘we should pressure him, make him uncomfortable’. People know how to read the hints.”

Under the circumstances, some might consider Navalny suicidal. But he seems to believe that the activism that puts him at risk may also protect him.

“They could arrest me today or tomorrow — but they will face problems,” he added, referring to his army of supporters.

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