Training Early for Post-Putin Politics

THE NEW YORK TIMES | on Thu, Jan 4, 1:25 AM

Their most visible actor is Alexei Navalny, the only candidate who has been running a real presidential campaign so far. Unsurprisingly, on Dec. 30 Russia’s Supreme Court barred him from taking part in the election, citing a fraud conviction that he says was based on trumped-up charges. He immediately called for a boycott of the election. Mr. Navalny, a 41-year-old lawyer, ran for mayor of Moscow in 2013 and came in second, with about 30 percent of the vote. Since then, he has become the No. ...

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