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The prison were Alexei Navalny is being held shows another face of Russia (Photo: Ivan Cherkasov)

Navalny jail shows grim reality of Russia-EU diplomacy

Photos from inside the prison where opposition hero Alexei Navalny is being held show the grubby reality behind Russia-EU diplomacy.

A Russian court sentenced Navalny to three and a half years on bogus charges on Tuesday (2 February), while police arrested another 1,400 pro-Navalny protesters.

He is being held at the Matrosskaya Tishina prison in Moscow until his appeal is heard, when he is likely to be transferred to a more remote penal colony.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The prison were Alexei Navalny is being held shows another face of Russia (Photo: Ivan Cherkasov)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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