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Posts Tagged: Alexy Navalny

Navalny convicted, jailed five years

Alexei Navalny and supporters outside the Moscow Election Commission in June 2013 to file his papers to run for mayor (photo courtesy of Navalny’s blog)Aleksei Navalny, the Russian anti-corruption blogger whose popularity propelled him into the role of opposition leader, was convicted Thursday of embezzlement from a state-owned timber company and sentenced to five years in prison.… Continue Reading

Online activists stalk Russia lawmakers

Five members of Russia’s Duma have resigned from the parliament since December 2011, apparently pushed out of public life by a new breed of Russian bloggers.

The latest casualty, Vladimir Pekhtin, quit last week after blogger Andrei Zayaki found documents that he secretly owned $2 million of property in Florida.… Continue Reading

Navalny, brother accused of fraud

Russian anti-graft campaigner and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, left, and his brother Oleg face up to ten years in prison following charges Friday that they stole $1.8 million from a business through phony shipping charges.… Continue Reading

Navalny Arrest Imminent?

Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny is reportedly facing arrest on Monday for abusing his authority as a volunteer advisor to a regional governor.

The Independent said Navalny’s lawyers confirmed Russian media reports that Navlany will be charged Monday with extortion.… Continue Reading

Russia Signs OECD Anti Bribery Convention

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, on Wednesday signed the Anti-Bribery Convention of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The convention requires signatories to criminalize overseas bribery by their citizens and impose punishment for violations.… Continue Reading

Criminal Probe Of Russian Graft Buster

Russia’s top anti-corruption campaigner is being investigated for abusing his role as an unpaid adviser to the governor of the Kirov region.

Alexey Navalny, 34, left, who we’ve written about before, is a lawyer and shareholder activist.… Continue Reading