Profile in Courage
A few weeks ago, a key Russian opposition figure - Alexei Navalny, who leads the Anti-Corruption Foundation - released a must-see video exposing the massive, secret, ill-gotten wealth of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
This weekend, Russian citizens marched in 99 cities to protest that alleged corruption.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report that many people (including Navalny) were arrested, some violently. The Anti-Corruption Foundation's offices were also raided.
While President Vladimir Putin doesn't seem as chummy with Prime Minister Medvedev as he does with our own leader, these allegations of corruption might be hitting a little too close to home.
That's a risky thing for the opposition, where opposition leaders keep getting killed.
How to help the people putting it all on the line to make Russia more democratic
Check out Alexei Navalny's brave tweeting (Twitter will translate).
Learn more about the Anti-Corruption Foundation.
Urge the Trump Administration to try its hardest to keep the pressure on Russia. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke out yesterday against these attacks against peaceful protesters. Call the US Department of State at 202.647.6575 and thank him, and ask if he can persuade Mr. Trump to say something more than "you think our country's so innocent?"