Jailed Putin foe Alexey Navalny declares hunger strike

By Patrick Reevell, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- The Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has declared a hunger strike in prison to protest what he says is authorities’ refusal to grant him access to proper medical treatment for severe back pain.

How Putin keeps his grip over Russia, even with support waning

BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC NEWS (MOSCOW) — When the Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny returned to Russia in January, he threw down a gauntlet to president Vladimir Putin’s authority. It was challenge watched by the world as Navalny—having survived a nerve agent poisoning months... Read More.