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.
One of the most popular critics of President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, pleaded innocent at the start Thursday of a trial for defrauding French cosmetics company Yves Rocher out of more than half a million euros. I consider the... Read Post
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