More than a year has passed since Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition movement, returned to Moscow after the attempted murder and got subsequently got arrested. Navalny is at present in jail, and the Russian authorities aim to do everything in their power to dismantle any potential opposition movement.
According to Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Alexei Navalny and several of his top aides, are now considered to be terrorists or extremists because of their actions in opposition. This comes after the decision by Russian authorities to ban Navalny’s anti corruption foundation. The decision today, labeling Navalny’s aides as extremists and terrorist has been widely criticized by the United States and the European Union.