Professor D'Agostino Discusses Russia Protests against Jailing of Alexei Navalny

Thursday, February 04, 2021

UPFRONT, KPFA-FM (BERKELEY) -- Anthony D’Agostino is professor of History at San Francisco State University and an expert on the history of Russia. He is the author of many books including “The Russian Revolution” and “The Rise of Global Powers: International Politics in the Era of World Wars.”

D’Agostino said many of the protestors are simply defending Navalny’s human rights, rather than his ideology. Navalny is a leader in the opposition of Russia President Vladimir Putin. D’Agostino said Navalny represents a clear, revolutionary threat to Putin “because we haven’t seen crowds on the streets like this since the Gorbachev days.”