Russia`s top opposition figure Alexei Navalny faced the uphill battle of getting on the ballot for Moscow mayor on Saturday after being nominated for the post by other leaders of the country`s nascent protest movement.
The Kremlin on Tuesday issued a stinging
rebuke to Moscow`s long-serving mayor Yuri Luzhkov for staying
on holiday for days while the city choked under unprecedented
smog and fires raged on its fringes.