The United States Has Far More to Worry About than Russia’s Protests

Activist Alexei Navalny, Russia’s main opposition leader, is known for exposing corruption in Russia and campaigning against the ruling United Russia Party. The spark that captured global attention was when Navalny found President Putin’s secret country house built with Russian citizens’ money. Pensions in Russia are reduced every year and the economy continues to suffer–the citizens were rightly furious.

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Alexi Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Poisoned

It has been confirmed that Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic, was poisoned, reports BBC News. Political analysts and experts are still wondering who was behind the poisoning and who is responsible for carrying out the plan. Navalny’s allies and other anti-Putin political activists believe that the United Russia Party played a significant role in this situation due to the obvious tensions between him and President Vladimir Putin.

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Putin Consolidates Russian Government in Sudden Power Play

During his yearly address on January 15, President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional changes that would guarantee his absolute authority after his fourth term officially ends in 2024. In response to the address, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that he and the other government heads planned to resign.

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