Author: Lucian Kim

Banned From Russian TV, A Putin Critic Gets His Message Out On YouTube

NPR Russia’s hottest political talk show isn’t listed in any TV guides. On Thursday evenings since April, Russians have been navigating to a new YouTube channel to get their weekly dose of biting commentary and political agitation from anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny. The one-hour, one-man show is called Navalny at 20:18 – a reference to its start time of 8:18 p.m. and a play on Navalny’s bid to run for president next year. Banned from national TV, the 40-year-old lawyer is bypassing traditional media to get out his message. “Guys, don’t underestimate yourselves. There’s a huge number of people...

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