File - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny smiles before a broadcast at the Echo Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Russian opposition figure and anti-graft campaigner Alexei Navalny announced Tuesday that he plans to run for president in 2018, causing a potential headache for the Kremlin.Navalny is very unlikely to pose a serious threat to President Vladimir Putin, who will be overwhelming favorite to win re-election if, as expected, he decides to seek another term.Navalny has long said all charges against him were politically motivated.But Navalny has struggled to widen his appeal.
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