Russia’s leading opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny marked two years in prison last month, posting a statement on social media that urges followers to oppose “corrupt judges, false propagandists, and Kremlin thieves.”… Continue Reading
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Russia’s most prominent opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny, was reported Thursday to be critically ill after an apparent poisoning while on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.… Continue Reading
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. Petersburg.
France’s AFP news agency reported that “many people still awaited processing while others were shuttled to court for hearings” on June 13.… 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
Russia’s top opposition leader and most popular anti-corruption blogger launched a website Monday that shows alleged conflicts of interest, collusion, and huge cost overruns at the Sochi Winter Olympics.