• The return of the hero

    Alexei Navalny is a 'classic hero', who seeks and finds the meaning of life. In fairy tales and mythology there are lots of examples of this specimen, that goes through ordeals to attain its goal. From Odysseus to Frau Holle, the scheme is identical. However, the often made comparison between Navalny and another emigré who returned to Russia, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, is false.
    by Roel van Duijn