Mysterious Fates Of Putin's Critics 

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From plane crash to poisonings, Vladimir Putin's critics have often met with violent deaths at the very peak of their conflicts with the Russian leader

Here's a look at some of the high-profile deaths involving those who have criticised Mr Putin over the years

Jailed Russian opposition figure and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny died on Friday at the age of 47 in an Arctic Circle jail

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, former head of the Wagner paramilitary group, died last year in a plane crash, two months after he led a failed mutiny against Russia's Ministry of Defence

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Boris Nemtsov, a vocal Kremlin critic who was a deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, was gunned down in February 2015 in Moscow

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Boris Berezovsky, once a powerful Russian businessman turned exile living in England, was found dead in 2013 with a noose around his neck

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Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy turned Kremlin critic, was fatally poisoned with polonium-210 in London in 2006

Ravil Maganov, chairman of Lukoil, died in a suspicious fall from a Moscow hospital window after openly criticising the war in Ukraine

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Anna Politkovskaya was a vocal critic of Russia's war in Chechnya. She was gunned down in the entrance of her Moscow apartment in October 2006

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Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax adviser who exposed corruption, was detained without a trial and died in prison days before he was set to be released


Alexander Perepilichnyy, a financier turned whistleblower, died in 2012 under murky circumstances in the UK

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