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Can This Man Save Russia?
Anger over Putin's autocracy has sent thousands of protesters into Russia's streets--and a crusading blogger is at the forefront
Alexei Navalny has not yet gotten used to people calling him Russia's next President. It's been happening to the blogger a lot lately--at protests, in restaurants, on the street. When he hears it, he forces out a smile that looks more like a wince. Driving through traffic after it happened again in late December, this time at a courthouse, he tried to dissociate himself from what he calls the Navalny cult of personality. "People hate politicians," he says. "And I can understand why." Outside the window, the street was snarled by a convoy of black Mercedes blaring their sirens as they...