Russia is not known for its optimists or its libertarians, but Vera Kichanova hopes to change that. Kichanova is a libertarian activist and journalist in a country that despises both, and she has the arrest records to prove it. Only 22, Kichanova has been detained at least five times. She seems to fit the role of a youth in revolt, but this advocate of Russia's most unlikely cause is also an elected official. She was elected to the Moscow municipal council during a surge of opposition activity in 2012. Zenon Evans had a chance to interview her.
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