Alexei Navalny: A Wrench In Putin's Political Machine
Putin's best-known political opponent — and his brother, Oleg Navalny — face prison time. Kremlin critics call it a clear act of political revenge.By Zach Toombs | December 31, 2014
Alexei Navalny is Putin's public enemy No. 1.
For more than a decade, Vladimir Putin has run Russia and has used the courts and the press to stomp out political opponents.
Today, Navalny is the Kremlin's favorite target. Alexei Navalny is Russia's best known opposition leader and a big critic of Putin and his United Russia Party, which he famously called a party of "crooks and thieves."