publication date: Sunday, January 24, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Activism

clue: This anti-corruption activist may be the man most feared by Vladimir Putin. Not even poison seems to stop him.

explanation: Navalny has been sharply critical of corruption in Putin's government. In August 2020, he was sickened with a nerve agent and hospitalized, but survived and returned to Russia in January 2021, being arrested upon his arrival. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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