AT AROUND 10:30pm last Monday, a few hours after Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, Alexei Navalny, a popular anti-corruption blogger, received a message as he was finishing a radio interview. A group of young people had gathered in a central square in Moscow—just sitting, talking and hanging around—and they wanted Mr Navalny to join them. He did, and thus began a now week-long experiment in a new form of Russian protest, one that often hardly looks like protest at all.
MOSCOW – Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was convicted of embezzlement today in what he had denounced as a political show trial. Navalny was sentenced to five y... Read Post
On November 15th, thousands of protesters gathered in the center of Tbilisi to deliver a message to Vladimir Putin. They wanted to tell him to leave both Ukraine and Georgia, where many believe that the Russian President is preparin... Read Post