The Life and Death of Putin Gadfly Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who reportedly died under murky circumstances in a brutal prison camp at the age of 47 on Friday, was a fierce critic of strongman Vladimir Putin and the corruption of the Russian elite.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he delivers a speech during a demonst

Russia: Over 100 Dissidents Arrested in Navalny Birthday Protests

Russians living in over 100 cities around the world held demonstrations on Sunday to support jailed dissident Alexei Navalny on his birthday. It was Navalny’s third birthday since he narrowly survived an assassination attempt in Siberia, recuperated in Germany, and was thrown in prison upon arriving back in Moscow.

Russian activists residing in Georgia rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Nav