Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gravely ill from a suspected poisoning, brought a new type of opposition to Russia in tune with popular concerns and aimed at finding common ground.
Who is Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist seriously ill after suspected poisoning.
A plebiscite to amend the Russian constitution was a way for Vladimir Putin to extend his presidency to 2036. But many questions about the vote could mean trouble for the Russian leader.
The Moscow elections of September 2019 were a referendum on President Vladimir Putin's ruling party. And the opposition's success suggests a looming political crisis for Putin and his regime.