Russian opposition candidate's campaign likely to increase frequency of political protests ahead of March 2018 presidential election.
Event On 17 September 2017, the campaign headquarters of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced plans for up to 50 rallies in Russian cities before the end of December 2017, supporting Navalny's candidacy for the 18 March 2018 presidential election. Navalny announced his intention
Moscow Police Launch 'Hooliganism' Probe Over Assault Against Navalny Aide.
Police in Moscow have opened a criminal investigation on suspicion of "hooliganism" after a top campaign aide for opposition politician and anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny was attacked by an unknown assailant wielding a metal pipe.
Top Navalny Campaign Activist 'Attacked' With 'Steel Pipe' In Moscow.
A top aide to Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says he was attacked on the street with a metal pipe in Moscow, the latest incident in what Navalny calls a state-sanctioned campaign of violence and intimidation against supporters of his presidential bid.
'I'm Not A Hero': Navalny's Campaign Head In Kazan Continues To Fight Despite Repeated Arrests.
Across Russia, campaign workers for opposition politician Aleksei Navalny have faced violence and harassment from both the authorities and nationalist thugs. His Kazan campaign chairwoman, Elvira Dmitriyeva, says it is just "part of the job."