Brilliant idea. Foolish that this is what it takes. Politicians never cease to amaze.

Adam Robinson, writing for the BBC:

Mr [Alexei] Navalny is Russia’s best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, and state media never mention him by name. President Putin famously refuses to call Mr Navalny by his name, usually referring to him as “that person” when asked about him.

Moscow has seen huge snowdrifts pile this year, and has experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in decades.