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What Russia’s Navalny Affair is Really About

As with last week’s actions, the demonstrators were united less by their political support for Navalny than by their shared opposition to the Kremlin.

Russia has been rocked by a second wave of anti-government protests following the detention of prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

  • Mark Episkopos
  • The National Interest

Demonstrators gathered across a slew of Russian capital cities, with the two greatest concentrations being in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Turnout numbers remain contested, as the Navalny team offers estimates that are widely divergent from those given by Russian authorities.

There is, however, a…

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