The Russian political opposition’s fight against non-democratic regime – How has Alexei Navalny remained Russia’s yet alive opposition leader?

This article analyzes political opposition theory and applies it to the Russian political opposition environment. Analyzing this theory helps to understand the role of Alexey Navalny’s character in Russian politics and his purposes to change the regime. The article examines the challenges Russian opposition politicians face in Russia as well as Navalny’s political persona, and tries to answer the question – How has Alexei Navalny managed to emerge as a Russian opposition leader and what has the Kremlin’s response been?