- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
06 December 2011
RUSSIA: Anti-Corruption Blogger Alexei Navalny Emerges As Putin Party Challenger; Another Protest In 'Putin Snow Revolt.'
Since 2008, blogger and commercial lawyer Alexei Navalny, 35, has been leading protests against corruption and now over the results of recent parliamentary elections.
He is famous for labelling PM Putin's party...'a party of crooks and thieves.'
He was also one of 420 arrested in Moscow and St.Petersburg after election results were released. Moscow experienced its biggest demonstration in a decade...enforced by 52,000 security officials.
Navalny has already been sentenced to 15 days in jail.
His influence has grown dramatically...as readers increased.
In December 2008, his blog had about 1,500 regular readers.
In May 2010, it had over 11,000.
Today it has over 60,000.
His Twitter account has over 117,000 followers.
AND...MORE about Navalny and his Putin challenge:
TO READ : About 2nd Day Protests, Clinton reaction to vote and Putin response: