The Fate of Alexey Navalny, and the Future of Russia

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In Vladimir Putin’s march toward dictatorship, one of the darker moments was the poisoning of the opposition leader Alexey Navalny, almost certainly by the Russian F.S.B. security services. After surviving the assassination attempt, Navalny returned to Russia, only to be arrested and sent to a penal colony. “I think Putin wants him to suffer a lot and then die in prison,” Navalny’s colleague Maria Pevchikh tells David Remnick. Pevchikh served as an executive producer of the documentary “Navalny,” which is nominated for an Academy Award. Plus, Chloe Bailey—one half of the pop duo Chloe x Halle—talks with the contributor Lauren Michele Jackson about striking out on her own for the first time. “Right now, I’m just creating to be creating, and I have never felt more free,” she says. And we look at why a cache of images by one of the masters of photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson, was suppressed and forgotten, until now.

The Russian Activist Maria Pevchikh on the Fate of Alexey Navalny, and the Future of Russia

Navalny, the opposition leader, survived poisoning and now languishes in prison. His colleague Maria Pevchikh talks about the Oscar-nominated documentary “Navalny.”


Chloe Bailey on Working Solo: “I Have Never Felt More Free”

As children, Chloe and Halle Bailey’s covers of pop songs were going viral. Chloe, whose début album as a solo artist is out now, spoke with Lauren Michele Jackson.


The Lost New Jersey Photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson

In 1975, the French master photographer spent a month documenting New Jersey, which he called a “shortcut to America.” Why did the pictures disappear?


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