Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny walks past a guard in a court during in the provincial northern city of Kirov on April 24, 2013. Navalny went today on trial on charges that he says were ordered by President Vladimir Putin in revenge for him daring to oppose the Kremlin. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny with his wife Yulia attend an opposition rally in center of Moscow on October 27, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Thousands of Russian opposition supporters marched through the Russian capital on Sunday protesting against President Vladimir Putin and calling for the release of people they cosider to be political prisoners.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C) appears in court on July 18, 2013 in Kirov, Russia. Navalny was found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. Many critics of the Russian government believe the conviction was politically motivated.