For instance, the mayor of Khimki town, who is responsible in the death of his critic, journalist Mikhail Beketov.
Mitvol himself is the former head of a north Moscow district with a population five times larger than that of Khimki.
As she grew more involved in the fight to save the forest, she drew press attention to Khimki.
Navalny wondered if the activists had a candidate to put forward for the Khimki city elections.
Before long, almost the entire population of Khimki (207,000 people strong) knew of Chirikova and her green movement.
The young couple settled in a tiny two-room apartment in a crumbling building on the edge of Khimki city.
Russian rock star Yuri Shevchuk visited Khimki to talk politics with Chirikova in her cramped kitchen.