Yevgenia Chirikova, a well-known opposition Russian activist, made a name for herself during mass protests against President Vladimir Putin late last year.

She has now announced her decision to join the contest for mayorship of a suburb of Khimki on the outskirts of Moscow.

Given the suburb's proximity to the capital, if Chirikova succeeds, she could make more then just a big name for herself.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Khimki.

Source: Al Jazeera