Navalny and Putin offer New Year greetings

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny has published a short New Year’s address to the Russian people in the style of the president’s annual address, but in front of a drawing of the Kremlin instead of the real one. Yesterday Russia’s Supreme Court upheld the Central Electoral Commission’s decision […]

Petrozavodsk protester gets suspended sentence

by Sarah Hurst A protester who participated in the “Don’t Call Him Dimon” anti-corruption rally in Russia’s northwestern city of Petrozavodsk on March 26 has been given a one-year suspended sentence with two years of probation for allegedly injuring a policeman. 33-year-old Yevgeny Vladenkov, an insolvency practitioner, can […]

Navalny booted out of the election

by Sarah Hurst A day after submitting his nomination papers to Russia’s Central Electoral Commission, Alexei Navalny has been officially barred from the presidential election on March 18 on the pretext that he has a criminal conviction. Russia’s Constitution says that anyone who is competent and who is […]