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"Military base base in the Arctic and Russia does have a draft this colleague of Nevada. He's twenty three years old and well over the age of eighteen but he was forcibly conscripted. Did right I mean this place sounds a bit like a gulag not just a military base. It's got some prison like qualities hazing by officers terrible living conditions. It's not a labor camp but it's it's definitely seen as a way to silence political dissent and by the way it's not just Navan these people who are targeted just today. In the early morning in Moscow a journalists apartment was raided the newspaper. Novaya Gazeta says it was over her investigative work so lucy. Why is all of this happening? Well if you ask Alexei navalny he says it's over this but in me Mr Bush increases generosity by mission. It's a video that novell needs group. That's been been labelled foreign. Agents by the Kremlin by the way put out a couple years ago went viral and Russia macbook guzzle emotions thaw but but intercession has more than thirty million views and it's over corruption allegations against Russia's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev but this video came out a couple of years ago. So why is this. Crackdown happening now. If you look back to the summer we were seeing huge protests and that it was just over local city elections the Kremlin is thinking. Well if there were thousands of people taking to the streets over municipal bull elections what could happen in twenty twenty one during the parliamentary elections and so these crackdowns kind of give us a sense that the Kremlin is trying trying to silence opposition before it gets to a point of even larger protests and demonstrations the wills listening. Marta Rose Ian Thank you. Thanks thanks Marco in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine there's a different crackdown playing out. It was a campaign promise by the comedian turned President Vladimir Zielinski. He got elected did by vowing to fight corruption. The impeachment process here in the. US has distracted from those efforts in Ukraine but Zielinski and his political allies say. They're still trying to root out corruption at all levels of government and as Levi bridges reports from the capital Kiev. One of their targets is a politician with direct ties to Rudy Giuliani. It might sound like ancient history but back in two thousand eight Rudy. Giuliani"