Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, second left, wearing a T-shirt with sign "Navalny's Brother," his wife Yulia, left, in T-shirt reading "Wife of Navalny's Brother," his brother

 

              Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, second left, wearing a T-shirt with sign "Navalny
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, second left, wearing a T-shirt with sign "Navalny's Brother," his wife Yulia, left, in T-shirt reading "Wife of Navalny's Brother," his brother Oleg and his wife Vika, wearing the same shirts, pose at the Yaroslavsky railway terminal in Moscow, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, before a departure to the city of Kirov where a court is set to announce a verdict in his case on Thursday. Alexei Navalny's energy and charisma propelled him from a lonely role blogging about corruption to wide renown as Russia's leading opposition activist. His projects, including a campaign to run for Moscow mayor, have attracted hordes of volunteers and fundraisers. Now comes a day that looms large for Navalny and the opposition: A court hands down its verdict Thursday in an embezzlement case that could send him to prison for six years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)