Navalny as an Icebreaker

The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial written by Nikolai Petrov, a professor of political science at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, arguing that Alexei Navalny's participation in the Moscow election effectively breaks the ice in a political arena in which the Kremlin enjoyed total control. So far, this limited competition has only been permitted in Moscow and the Moscow region, but the precedent set by Navalny has also given new hope for opposition candidates in elections in other regions.

Thursday, August 1, 2013