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What Russia Could Expect Were Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny to Die

MIN READApr 1, 2021 | 18:03 GMT

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a court hearing Feb. 20, 2021, in Moscow.

(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Were the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny -- whose health is deteriorating -- to die, the Kremlin would likely face near-term domestic unrest and additional Western sanctions, but Navalny's death would not change the outcome of September's parliamentary elections or weaken President Vladimir Putin's grip on power....

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