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Navalny stirs dissent in Siberia's icy land of diamonds and gas

In Russia's remote Sakha, old grievances fuel new worries for Putin and China alike

A protester is detained by police during a rally on Jan. 23 in Yakutsk, Russia, in -50 C weather. (Photo by Alexey Vasilyev)

MOSCOW -- Russian protest leaders have all but conceded temporary defeat, calling off rallies following last week's sentencing of opposition head Alexei Navalny to two years and eight months in prison.

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