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What Navalny Meant (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)

What Navalny Meant (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)


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1:51 Nikita’s memories of Navalny’s emergence as a political force
11:49 The time Nikita was detained for protesting election fraud
23:14 Navalny’s success as a political organizer
36:25 What did Navalny represent?
46:54 Navalny’s courageous post-poisoning return to Russia
57:25 Heading to Overtime (plus: Nikita’s photo with Navalny)

Robert Wright (Nonzero, The Evolution of God, Why Buddhism Is True) and Nikita Petrov ( Recorded February 20, 2024.


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Overtime titles:

0:00 Is Russia’s future gloom and doom?
20:20 Nikita’s complicated life as a Russian expat
25:28 Putin’s tightening grip on power
32:17 Can Navalny’s wife carry the torch?

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