Alexei Navalny’s new home: Moscow’s most notorious prison

Isolation is paramount in the notorious Matrosskaya Tishina prison where Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is being held. When guards escort high-profile inmates through the prison, they snap their fingers or use their keys like castanets to warn colleagues that they are coming. The goal is to keep human contact to a minimum — even if it’s just a quick encounter in the corridor. The prison has been home for Navalny since a judge this week ruled that he should be placed in pre-trial detention for at least 30 days. 

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