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Russia's reluctant teen activist: 'Mum's house arrest changed my life'

In 2019, Russian opposition activist Anastastia Shevchenko was placed under house arrest in southern Russia.

The case has transformed life for her 15-year-old daughter, Vlada, who now runs a popular blog about her mother’s arrest and attends events to speak on her behalf.

Anastasia, a single mum, is facing up to six years behind bars, and the teenager no longer sees a life for herself outside politics.

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Video by Sarah Rainsford and Elizaveta Vereykina.

  • 24 Dec 2019
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