More than 1,500 supporters of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny were detained during June 12 anti-corruption demonstrations across Russia, including 866 in Moscow and 548 in St.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.
He was sentenced to 15 days in jail for resisting police orders.
Navalny organized Sunday’s protests in Moscow and in about 80 other cities across Russia.… Continue Reading
Russia’s leading anti-corruption activist and a candidate in next year’s presidential election was found guilty of embezzlement Wednesday and will likely be blocked from continuing his political campaign.
Alexei Navalny was convicted by a judge in Kirov, a city 500 miles east of Moscow.… Continue Reading
Russia’s most important anti-corruption activist said he’ll run for the country’s presidency in 2018.
Alexei Navalny, 40, leads the opposition Party of Progress.
He announced his candidacy in a video Tuesday.… Continue Reading
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has named Russia president Vladimir Putin the 2014 Person of the Year. The award is given annually to the person who does the most to enable and promote organized criminal activity, the OCCRP said.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was convicted of libel Tuesday and could be sent to prison.
Navalny, 37, has been one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics.… Continue Reading
Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny called on supporters to protest results of Moscow’s mayoral election after Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin was elected to the post.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is back in Moscow campaigning to be mayor after his criminal conviction last week.
Navalny, left, arrived at a train station in Moscow on Saturday, where he thanked supporters and talked about his campaign.… Continue Reading