Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality, has taken an unusual path into the ranks of Russia's protest leaders. President Vladimir Putin is rumored to be Miss Sobchak's godfather. (Associated Press)

Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality, has taken an unusual path into the ranks of Russia's protest leaders. President Vladimir Putin is rumored to be Miss Sobchak's godfather. (Associated Press)