Tag: illegal campaign materials

“Gotcha” Videos Undermine Russian Opposition’s Credibility

August 29, 2013

Alexei Navalny, the opposition’s candidate for Moscow’s mayor, had a rough few days last weekend. At the end of the week he was given a verbal warning for breaking laws governing campaign literature – laws that it’s very unclear whether Navalny actually broke. Then, over the weekend, Navalny was briefly detained by police, as were […]

Navalny Won’t Be Removed From Elections; Given Verbal Warning

August 26, 2013

Opposition candidate for Moscow’s mayor, Alexei Navalny, was arrested over the weekend while speaking to voters. Even before this, however, he was under investigation for using “illegal campaign materials.” The house of one of his supporters was raided, and Navalny has been issued a verbal warning, but Navalny’s camp claims that, so far, no public […]