“Navalny or the Widening Crack of the Putin Regime”, Carmen Claudín (CIDOB, Barcelona)

Social discontent is spreading in Putin’s Russia, giving a clear impetus to protest demonstrations that have been crushed with brutality that is unprecedented in the last twenty years. Against this backdrop, Alexei Navalny is focusing his fight against the regime on unceasing denunciation of corruption in the highest echelons of power. More than anything else, this has been the basis on which he has been constructing his popularity for some time now.

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