Putin’s Loudest Critic to Challenge Him. The Kremlin’s Happy

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, attends a march marking the one-year anniversary of killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, in Moscow, on Feb. 27, 2016.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

A political outsider may be able to storm into the White House -- but not Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.

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