• January 28, 2023

The video of a protester’s arrest Russian police ‘leaked to scare people’

The arrest and detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sparked unprecedented street protests in Russia. Determined to crack down on him, the Kremlin has attacked opposition activists across the country as far as Vladivostok, 4,000 miles east of the capital.

An online video shows Vladivostok protester Gennady Shulga in a headlock over his dog’s food bowl as Russian police interrogate him at his home. The BBC traveled to Shulga, who said it believed the video was leaked to “show people what the authorities can do”.

Reporter: Steve Rosenberg

Producer: Will Vernon

Camera: Anton Chicherov

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