Inspired by “The Wire” – A charismatic dissident runs an American-style campaign

September 6, 2013

ALEXEI NAVALNY’S election headquarters looks like a set for a film about American presidential elections. The small Moscow building is bustling with young volunteers brainstorming, tapping away on their MacBooks, carrying boxes of advertising materials, signing up artists. Tagged the “Navalny Team”, they are energised with coffee and Mr Navalny’s slogan: “Change Russia—start with Moscow”.