Last week, Alexei Navalny, a Russian anti-corruption activist and blogger who gained a reputation as unofficial leader of the Russian opposition during protests against President Vladimir Putin, was freed on bail pending appeal of his five-year prison sentence on charges of embezzlement.
Navalny now plans to run for mayor of Moscow, despite a prosecution many see as politically motivated. ...
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