A policeman beats a protestor during demonstrations against the sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Moscow. Navalny was convicted of theft and sentenced to a five year jail term, which most see as unexpectedly long. Protesters believe President Vladimir Putin is using Nvalny's crime to repress the voice of the opposition. Tatyana Makeyeva is a Reuters staffer based in Moscow, Russia. She covers a wide range of subjects for the agency, including breaking news, features and professional athletics.