Posts Tagged ‘Alexei Navalny’

  1. The flip side


    January 31, 2017 by AK

    “The witch has lost: now everything is permitted” seems to be the operative motto of the day in the Kremlin and its environs. Thus, the de-facto leader of the opposition – the only opposition politician with presidential potential – is to be further harassed and, possibly, imprisoned on transparently bogus charges. Russia’s long slide to misery has …
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  2. The chance of losing may be 99% if you vote. It’s 100% you don’t.


    September 20, 2016 by AK

    More notes on last Sunday’s Duma election in Russia. The elephant in the room. Alexei Navalny – the de-facto opposition leader in my view, although not in everyone else’s – was barred from running, as was his party. The silence of the urbanites. In the previous post, I called Russian non-voters political idiots, but in …
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  3. Beware of British spies


    April 15, 2016 by AK

    Russian Channel One has run an unprecedentedly absurd “investigative” program accusing Alexei Navalny of working for Bill Browder and MI-6 since 2006, and claiming that Navalny, Browder and “agent Solomon” from MI-6 conspired to cause the death of Sergei Magnitsky, who died in the Butyrka prison in 2009. Amazingly, Russia’s Investigative Committee has announced an investigation …
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