20 August 2012

RUSSIA / GERMANY : Blogger And Anti-Corruption Activist Alexei Navalny...Interviewed.


     DER SPIEGEL posts a long and interesting interview with blogger, lawyer and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny.
     Navalny, 36 discusses the role of women in Russian politics and now in anti-Putin protests...and the Pussy Riot verdict...calling it 'a political show trial' because though the act itself was stupid...their 'stupidity is not a crime'...but a minor infraction.
     He believes President Putin has now saddled the Orthodox Church with an terrible image problem.