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Public protest is illegal in Russia, a country ruled by an authoritarian government. After invading Ukraine, the Russian government has spread misinformation about the war among its citizens and declared harsh penalties for anyone speaking out against the Russian war effort. Even so, some Russians opposed to the war in Ukraine have been protesting. They have said they could not stay silent, even though they risked arrest and imprisonment for their actions. Listen to hear a young Russian activist discuss her motivations, and learn how she used two colorful Harry Potter books to stage a public protest against the war.
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