Alexei Navalny and the battle for Moscow

Dr David White

“Navalny played an important role in undermining support for Vladimir Putin’s ‘party of power’. United Russia, proclaimed Navalny, was the ‘party of thieves and swindlers’, an epithet which resonated with voters, quickly passing into everyday usage following a clever internet campaign. If Navalny wasn’t already a marked man with the Kremlin elite, he became one after his attacks on United Russia and his prominence in the anti-Putin protests.”

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