June 12, 2017 CNS Risk

Can Navalny make a difference in Russia? The Kremlin seems to think so.

“I want changes,” wrote Navalny in a blog post last week. “I want to live in a modern democratic state and I want our taxes to be converted into roads, schools and hospitals, not into yachts, palaces and vineyards.”

Bold words from Alexei Navalny, the public face of Russia’s rising anger with widespread graft and corruption. Can he make a difference? Can he trouble Putin’s grip on power? Unlikely just yet, but his words are striking a chord with an increasing number of voters.

Full story from Reuters here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-opposition-protests-idUSKBN192167