Alexei Navaln

Germany, US note ‘courage’ of jailed Russia critic Navalny

The U.S. State Department called for the immediate release of Navalny and condemned the Russian government’s crackdown on opposition figures and independent media.

published on : 21st August 2022

Kremlin critic Navalny says he’s in solitary confinement

During his time behind bars, his social media accounts have been regularly updated with posts about life in prison.

published on : 16th August 2022

Russia labels Navalny allies, rapper 'foreign agents'

"Foreign agents" are subject to numerous constraints and laborious procedures, or they face heavy penalties. They must indicate this status in all their publications. 

published on : 7th May 2022

Amid Russia's new crackdowns, small signs of defiance emerge 

By the time Navalny’s sentence was extended for another nine years by a court on Tuesday, not much dissent could be mustered. The Kremlin had worked hard to see to that.

published on : 23rd March 2022

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found guilty on new embezzlement charges

Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic, was jailed last year on old fraud charges after surviving a poison attack with Novichok nerve agent that he blames on the Kremlin.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Navalny calls on Russians to take to the streets against invasion of Ukraine by an 'obviously insane czar'

The Putin critic who survived poisoning with a nerve agent and who has millions of followers on social media declared, "we will fill prisons and paddy wagons with ourselves."

published on : 2nd March 2022

More than 1,600 arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests

Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his ally Nikolai Lyaskin and a number of their supporters were detained in Moscow as police roughly rounded up protesters.

published on : 5th May 2018

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held at anti-Putin rally

Alexei Navalny was on Saturday detained at an unsanctioned rally in central Moscow, two days ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term.

published on : 5th May 2018

Russia detains opposition leader Alexei Navalny supporters during anti-Putin rallies

Navalny, who was barred from challenging Putin in the March presidential election, had called on Russians to stage a day of rallies across the country ahead of Putin's inauguration.

published on : 5th May 2018

Against Putin, seven presidential candidates and one glaring absence

Facing competitors such as a former reality TV star and a director of a fruit farm, Putin is all but guaranteed to win the vote and extend his Kremlin stint to 2024 with a fourth term in office.

published on : 18th March 2018

President Vladimir Putin appeals to 'love of fatherland' to get Russians to polls

Putin is predicted to win with around 70 percent of the vote despite a lacklustre campaign and his refusal to participate in televised debates. 

published on : 16th March 2018

Russia police break into opposition leader Navalny's offices using a saw, detain members

On Sunday, police broke into Navalny's headquarters in the Russian capital using a saw, to interrupt a live broadcast covering a series of protests in the east of the country.

published on : 28th January 2018

Russian opposition leader Navalny urges rallies in show of defiance against 'pseudo-polls'

Navalny called on Russians to defy authorities and stage rallies calling for an active boycott of March 18 presidential elections despite the prospect of mass arrests.

published on : 28th January 2018

Russia frees opposition leader Alexei Navalny as Kremlin race heats up

Navalny, who has declared his intention to stand for president in 2018, was released in a secret location in Moscow early Sunday to evade media attention.

published on : 22nd October 2017