September 9, 2013
Can Alexei Navalny Save Russia?
Nina Khrushcheva, Moscow Times
Moscow's mayoral election is a moment of truth for Navalny, the business leaders investing in his campaign, all Muscovites and perhaps Russia as a whole. As during the time of the Decembrists, anyone in Russia can suffer from overweening government power, regardless of political belief. Fear and apathy have become riskier than taking a stand.
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