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What are conditions and life like inside a Russian penal colony?

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was moved to a Russian penal colony in Siberia after he was missing for almost three weeks.

We speak with Mary Ilyushina, a reporter covering Russia for The Washington Post, for more on these Russian penal colonies and what the conditions are like inside.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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