Alexei Navalny

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

Kremlin critics stay undaunted after yearlong crackdown

Over the past 12 months, scores of activists, independent journalists and rights advocates were targeted with raids, detained and designated as terrorists and foreign agents.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Russia adds Navalny, allies to terrorists, extremists list

Navalny, Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, and eight of his allies — including top aides Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov — were on Tuesday added to the registry.

published on : 26th January 2022

2021 in a nutshell: COVID, coups and chaos mark tumultuous year for the globe

While more than five million people died from the virus, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested in a coup.

published on : 27th December 2021

Kremlin critic Navalny wins EU's Sakharov rights award

Alexei Navalny, also nominated but passed over for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, was jailed in February after returning to Russia from Germany where he was treated for a poisoning attack.

published on : 20th October 2021

Russia opens extremism probe against Alexei Navalny and his allies

The investigation is the latest step in a multi-pronged crackdown on the Kremlin's most ardent foe and his team.

published on : 28th September 2021

Pro-Kremlin party on course to retain majority in parliament

The vote has been watched closely as key to the runup to the 2024 presidential election. It's not clear whether Putin will run again but an obedient State Duma is crucial to whatever his plans are.

published on : 20th September 2021

Putin's party set to retain parliament majority after polls

In the lead-up to this weekend's vote, all of Putin's top allies were arrested or had fled the country, with anyone associated with his groups kept from running in the parliamentary and local polls.

published on : 19th September 2021

Apple removed Russia opposition app after arrest threats: Source

The source said Apple employees faced mounting 'bullying tactics and threats to arrest' at the start of a three-day parliamentary election in Russia.

published on : 18th September 2021

Navalny app removed from Apple and Google stores as Russian polls open

It comes as Russian authorities seek to suppress the use of Smart Voting, a project designed by Navalny to promote candidates that are most likely to defeat those backed by the Kremlin.

published on : 17th September 2021

Parliamentary election unlikely to change Russia's politics

It remains to be seen whether United Russia, the party devoted to President Vladimir Putin will retain its two-thirds majority that allows it to amend the constitution or will lose its prestige.

published on : 16th September 2021

Navalny marks year after poisoning with anti-corruption call

Navalny chided Western leaders for relegating fight against corruption to “secondary agenda” item and said that graft plays an essential part in policy failures, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.

published on : 20th August 2021
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