Sergei Udaltsov, leader of
Russia’s ‘Left Front’ movement, had barely been heard of before the recent
elections, but his emotional speeches, hunger strike, imprisonment, not to
mention an incident in a frozen fountain, have since turned him into a hero.
Ilya Azar met Udaltsov in a Moscow coffee shop and reflected on the emergence
of an unusual and fearless politician onto the stage of mainstream politics.