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The Martyrdom of Saint Alexei: Navalny’s death is the latest instance of a long tradition of self-sacrifice in Russia

By Andreï Kozovoï, Professeur des universités, Université de Lille
Since the news of Alexei Navalny’s death broke on Friday 16 February 2024, a good deal of analysts and journalists have taken to framing it in terms of sacrifice and martyrdom.

To the best of our knowledge, there is nothing to suggest that the Russian dissident was driven by any sense of “morbid enjoyment”. Baptised, he described himself as a “typical…The Conversation

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