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Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?

Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, and Ben Noble


Alexei Navalny—the anti-corruption activist and leading figure of the Russian opposition—was poisoned in August 2020. Following recovery in Germany, he returned to Russia in January 2021 in the full glare of the world’s media. But who exactly is Navalny? To some, he is a democratic hero. To others, he is a traitor. To others still, he is a dangerous nationalist. Media portrayals of Navalny are often black and white—of Navalny versus Vladimir Putin, democrat versus dictator, good versus evil. The book challenges these simple framings, exploring the many nuances and shades of grey. The book char ... More

Keywords: Alexei Navalny, politics, Russia, opposition, protest, authoritarianism, Vladimir Putin, Kremlin, corruption, poisoning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197611708
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197611708.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Matti Dollbaum, author
Postdoctoral researcher, Bremen University

Morvan Lallouet, author
PhD candidate, University of Kent

Ben Noble, author
Lecturer in Russian Politics, University College London

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