How Navalny Torpedoes Russian Officials

Photo: “Bribe” over Oleg Deripaska embracing Sergei Prikhodko, Titanic-style By Alexander Naumov “Hi, it’s Navalny.” This is how Russia’s most popular oppositionist starts his YouTube video blogs before grilling his country’s elite with meticulous accusations of corruption. The 42-year old activist exploits open-source methodology to expose secret wealth, cronyism, bribery, and other indiscretions by Russian... Continue Reading →

Highlights from Perspectives on Character Assassination

By Sergei Samoilenko This past Friday, Jennifer Keohane, Eric Shiraev and I participated in a panel on the topic of “Perspectives on Character Assassination at the Institute of World Politics in the historic red brick Marlatt Mansion just a few blocks from the White House. Our event was apparently “sold out” online, and we had... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Bureaucratic Leadership: When There is No Character to Assassinate

By Sergei Samoilenko In March 2017, Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most famous anti-corruption activist, and his Anti-Corruption Foundation launched a large-scale investigation campaign “Don’t Call Him Dimon.”  An investigative video posted on YouTube accused Dmitry Medvedev, the prime minister and former president of Russia, of creating a corrupt network of charity foundations and soliciting bribes from... Continue Reading →

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