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Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny has made a name for himself as an anti-Kremlin courruption-fighting blogger.
Alexei Navalny has been arrested several times for organizing mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. Navalny wants to run for president in 2018, but the election commissioner has said prior convictions for embezzlement would mean his candidacy is in doubt. This page shows an automatic compilation of DW content.
The Russian government has cracked down hard on independent media and the opposition in the run-up to parliamentary elections. Removing a Navalny voting app appears to be aimed at ensuring a Kremlin-approved poll result.
In an exclusive interview with DW, the socialist Left Party's lead candidate Janine Wissler sharply criticized the German government's response in Afghanistan. They "have endangered human lives," she said.