Tag: Alexey Navalny

Putin’s Biggest Critic Convicted

By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger and one of the leaders of the Russian opposition, was sentenced to five years in prison after a trial that has troubled observers. Alexei Navalny was no longer expecting an acquittal. When the opposition leader entered the courthouse […]

Bloggers expose lavish lifestyles of Putin loyalists

16 Mar  2013 MOSCOW (AFP) Bloggers who oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin are targeting top lawmakers loyal to the Kremlin with scandalous revelations about their luxury apartments and jet-setting lifestyles which run counter to their patriotic rhetoric. Recent exposes have focused on the most outspoken lawmakers from the ruling […]