Who is Alexey Navalny, really?

The Take speaks to journalists who help round out the Russian dissident’s persona.

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny delivers a speech during a rally in Moscow, Russia, on September 29, 2019 [File: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters]

Alexey Navalny is a man with many titles: Russian dissident, opposition leader, activist, investigator, lawyer. Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly refuses to say his name. But this larger-than-life persona leaves out a crucial part of Navalny’s past — his history of nationalism.

In this episode:

Journalists Mansur Mirovalev and Natalia Antonova

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Source: Al Jazeera