In a photo taken last week at Babushkinsky District Court, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures during a hearing.

In this photo taken from a footage provided by the Babuskinsky District Court Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures during a hearing on his charges for defamation in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Navalny is accused of defaming a World War II veteran who was featured in a video last year advertising constitutional amendments that allowed an extension of President Vladimir Putin’s rule. (Babuskinsky District Court Press Service via AP)