What the Alexei Navalny Case Says About Life in Putin's Russia

An article in The Atlantic by foreign affairs commentator Michael Weiss argues that the case against opposition leader Alexei Navalny is an example of how President Vladimir Putin's Russia is not a normal country and no longer pretends to be. The article writes that it is widely acknowledged that Mr Putin has personally directed the Investigative Committee to quash the two-year-old protest movement against the Kremlin by any and all means.

Monday, April 22, 2013