Russian protest leader wins one battle, faces another

Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny holds his Moscow mayor candidate registration certificate as his wife Yulia looks on in MoscowBy Maria Tsvetkova and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny won a rare victory on Wednesday by being accepted as a candidate in a Moscow mayoral election which he sees as a stepping stone to challenging Vladimir Putin for the presidency. But his ability to contest September's election and the next presidential vote in 2018 depend on a judge's verdict on Thursday in the most prominent trial of an opposition figure in Russia since Soviet times. …