Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, left, tries pancakes, brought by his supporters as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Fr

 

              Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, left, tries pancakes, brought by his supporters as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Fr
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, left, tries pancakes, brought by his supporters as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Friday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The release came after a surprise request by prosecutors, who said that because Navalny is a candidate in this fall's Moscow mayoral race keeping him in custody would deny him his right to seek election. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)