This week, several people who previously worked for the now imprisoned Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were arrested.
Among them is Kseniya Fadejeva, a former leader of Navalny’s staff in Tomsk, who is accused, among other things, of having created an extremist organization.
“Unfortunately, large parts of the real Russian opposition are under strong pressure. Being the least active has become dangerous, “said Andrei Fateyev, who also worked for Navalny’s staff in Tomsk. He has now left Russia for security reasons.