FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he walks outside a court in Moscow, Russia. Russian investigators have launched a probe ... more 
FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he walks outside a court in Moscow, Russia. Russian investigators have launched a probe against opposition leader Alexei Navalny, suspecting him of fraud and money laundering.36-year-old Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, was a driving force behind last winter’s wave of anti-Putin rallies. Over the winter, the anti-corruption activist spearheaded a series of rallies in Moscow that drew up to 100,000 people to the streets ahead of the March vote that handed Putin a third presidential term.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alexander Zemlianichenko, File
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