Sunday, February 11, 2018

Want Moscow to Clear Away Snow Drifts Quickly? Write Navalny’s Name on Them

Paul Goble

            Staunton, February 11 – Moscow is recovering from a massive snowfall, and both its residents and its officials are struggling to clear the streets.  One resident has come up with a way to get the snow in front of her apartment building taken away faster: She wrote opposition figure Aleksey Navalny’s name on the snow.  That was enough to get it taken away within a few hours.

            According to a report on Ekho Moskvy today, her neighbors plan to see if they can achieve the same results by the same action – a wonderful illustration of how the Russian people can under certain circumstances play the regime’s paranoia back against it and to their advantage (

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