Alexei Navalny: will the West stand up to Russia? | The Economist

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Alexei Navalny’s hunger strike has prompted widespread international support. Vladimir Putin has warned that any country meddling in Russia’s affairs will “regret their actions”. How should the West respond to a tyrant like Putin?

00:00 – What’s happening in Russia?
00:54 – What does Navalny represent for Russia?
01:36 – How should America respond?
03:08 – Do sanctions work?
05:30 – Why were troops sent to the Ukranian border?
07:20 – What if Russia tries to annex more of Ukraine?

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