The case of large-scale fraud was initiated against Navalny and his associates in December 2020. According to investigators, they embezzled 356 million rubles of donations.
The case of insulting a judge followed a libel case against a World War II veteran; during the trial, Navalny received more than ten reprimands.
Journalists are allowed into the court session only with a notebook and a pen. It is forbidden to bring phones to the session.
Navalny faces up to 10 years in prison.