Putin, Poison and the Importance of Alexey Navalny: QuickTake

Alexey Navalny is Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, an anti-corruption investigator whose exposés have targeted President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. His plan to return to Russia after recuperating in Germany from a nerve-agent attack he blames on the Kremlin risks potentially landing him in jail and creating a new irritant in Russia’s relationship with the West. While the poisoning has already resulted in limited new sanctions against Russia, any attempt to arrest Navalny would be c