Russia’s leading opposition figures have a message for Ukrainians: Crimea is gone, and Ukraine is not getting it back.

Currently under house arrest for dubious embezzlement charges, Putin’s harshest critic and anti-corruption advocate Alexey Navalny outlined his views on Crimea, the war in Ukraine, and other Russian issues in a controversial interview on October 15 to Alexey Venediktov, chief editor of Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow). Despite his criticism of Russia’s sponsorship of the war in Ukraine, Navalny’s comments on Crimea came as a surprise to many. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog