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The Fast Climb and Possible Fall of Alexei Navalny


Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny holds his Moscow mayor candidate registration certificate before leaving from a railway station in Moscow en route to his trial in Kirov, 17July2013.

Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny holds his Moscow mayor candidate registration certificate before leaving from a railway station in Moscow en route to his trial in Kirov, 17July2013.

From political adviser to whistle-blowing blogger to candidate for Moscow mayor, Aleksei Navalny has climbed far and fast. But for the last few years Navalny has been in the Kremlin’s crosshairs. Ahead of the expected verdict on July 18 in the embezzlement case against Navalny, RFE/RL takes a look at the most recent news surrounding the case.

# An RFE/RL timeline of Navalny's rise to prominence.

# Correspondent Tom Balmforth asks Moscow residents what outcomes they expect in the case.

# Moscow’s election commission today officially registered Navalny as a candidate for September's Moscow mayoral election.

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