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In Russia, fight for rights persists

MOSCOW — Lyudmila Alexeyeva gets a bit annoyed when pressed about her support for the Russian government’s decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence analyst wanted by the United States for divulging details of secret surveillance programs.

At 86, the doyenne of the Russian human rights movements has more important things to worry about.

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