Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to five years in jail
June 12,2013. Moscow,Russia. Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced in Kirov to five years in jail for theft on Thursday,July 18, it is an unexpectedly tough punishment which his supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression. Pictured: Anti-Putin rally in Moscow. One of the leaders of Russian opposition Alexei Navalny with his wife Julia (L) participating in the rally.
The 2013 Global Energy Prize laureate Japanese Chemist Akira Yoshino visits Russia
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June 17,2013. St.Petersburg,Russia. Pictured: Japanese Chemist Akira Yoshino (吉野 彰)at the press conference.
Asahi Kasei Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino has been chosen for the 2013 Global Energy Prize in recognition of “his ground-breaking work in the development of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the beating heart of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.”