Candidate and dictator opponent Alexei Navalny claims fraud gave win to Putin ally during election in Moscow that was almost certainly rigged against him
Navalny says Putin ally will pay for Moscow poll win
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday that he would make an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin pay dearly for beating him in Moscow polls, saying he was preparing to contest the results.
Russian corruption blogger emerges as opposition politician
An unexpectedly strong result for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during Sunday’s mayoral elections in Moscow hasn’t gone exactly as planned for the Kremlin. What began as an experiment to placate a fractured protest electorate.