Alexey Navalny: Lawyer, social activist, founder of the RosPil anti-corruption portal
"It does not matter whether it is March 2012 or 2013. In general, dates and deadlines don't matter. The specific date of the elections doesn't matter. Putin and his gang have exercised their political will in usurping power in Russia, using it for their own enrichment. They will remain in power as long as we do not exercise our political will and do not remove them from power. Therefore, the forecast does not depend on what Putin does. The forecast depends solely on us."
This and the following portraits are part of a unique portfolio by noted photographer Kirill Nikitenko, and curated by Elena Khodorkovskaya, in conjunction with the Institute of Modern Russia. They are on exhibit at the 25CPW Gallery in New York City, through Dec. 12.