Russia’s Dissidents: Opposition Figures Speak Out Against Putin

Recent protests in Russia underscored growing popular dissatisfaction in a country dominated for the past decade by the quasi-authoritarian rule of President (now Prime Minister) Vladimir Putin. TIME presents portraits of prominent dissidents and opposition figures in Russia, accompanied by their own words. Photos and testimonials (edited down by TIME) come via the Institute of Modern Russia, an organization sponsored by the family of jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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