History should reward Navalny
Continuing from my story yesterday — noting what came out from my chat with my father in Moscow. He surprised me with his reprimand of Obama, then he surprised me again by talking about Navalny. “Surprised”, because I’ve written off Navalny as a credible opponent to Putin, as a candidate who can lead Russia.
Let me explain. I’m not at all being critical of Alexei Navalny. I have great respect for him, always have. I was still in Moscow in 2011–2013 when huge crowds came out to protest against Putin’s presidency (Putin in 2012 was elected President for the third time).