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Leading Kremlin critic on trial in Russia

Opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who played key role in anti-government protests, faces fraud charges.

Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 02:29
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One of Russia's main opposition figures has gone on trial, accused of fraud.

Alexei Navalny played a key role in protests against President Vladimir Putin last year. 

Navalny has said the charges are false, and part of a Kremlin plot to silence him.

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Kirov.

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