Monday, February 08, 2021

RUSSIA - Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

"Calls for mass protests in Russia after opposition leader is sentenced to prisonPBS NewsHour 2/2/2021


SUMMARY:  A court on Tuesday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to more than two years in prison.  Since his return from Germany last month after an assassination attempt in Russia, tens of thousands have taking to the street to protest his detention.  Special correspondent Stuart Smith reports from Moscow.



"U.S. and Russia agree to extend limits on nuclear armsPBS NewsHour 2/3/2021


SUMMARY:  The U.S. and Russia on Wednesday extended the only remaining treaty that limits the deployment of nuclear weapons.  But did the agreement go far enough?  Rose Gottemoeller, a distinguished lecturer at Stanford University who served as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security during the Obama administration, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss the New START treaty.

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