Court slaps Navalny with another 20 days of civil detention, bringing criminal prosecution closer

Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. The sentence was passed by the Simonovsky court on Monday evening. The judge pronounced Navalny guilty of organizing illegal protests that […]

Navalny accuses Sobchak of running in exchange for 'tremendous sum of money'

As two Russian politicians discussed the future after the presidential election, their discussion quickly turned into a confrontation, with both sides accusing each other of lies, hypocrisy and betrayal of the liberal cause. The scandal developed when Ksenia Sobchak, the former socialite and now glossy magazine editor, proposed that Aleksey Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger turned […]

Protesters across Russia walk out in support of Navalny

Activists have staged protests in several Russian cities in support of opposition figure Alexey Navalny after he was denied the chance to compete in the 2018 presidential election. On Sunday, several hundred Navalny supporters took to the streets of cities such as Irkutsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow. They protested the decision to ban […]

Navalny suffers latest election blow as Supreme Court body scraps complaint

Opposition activist Alexey Navalny suffered a further blow to his hopes of running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election, after the Supreme Court Presidium dismissed a complaint seeking to override the ban on his participation. The decision not to look into Navalny’s complaint was taken on January 22, but information about this was released only on […]

Navalny presidential bid rejected by Russian Elections Commission

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 14:48 Edited time: 25 Dec, 2017 14:58 Opposition activist Aleksey Navalny cannot take part in the 2018 presidential race because of his unserved conviction, the Central Elections Commission announced on Monday. Navalny replied with a call to boycott the polls. During the announcement, members of the commission specified that the […]

Moscow court orders 20-day detention for Navalny for organizing several unsanctioned rallies

Published time: 2 Oct, 2017 23:26 Russian blogger turned opposition figure Aleksey Navalny has been found guilty of repeatedly violating the law by organizing unauthorized public events, meetings or protests. He is now to be placed under administrative arrest for 20 days. Read more The decision was announced by a Moscow judge Monday following Navalny’s […]

Did Kremlin help Navalny leave Russia? Media buzz as opposition figure gets intl passport in 2 days

The Russian media sees the Kremlin’s hand behind Aleksey Navalny’s ability to get an international passport in just two days. The Russian anti-corruption blogger and opposition activist then allegedly left for Barcelona despite a suspended sentence. Russia’s MK daily called the speed of Navalny’s application processing “really astonishing” and assumed that the Russian president’s administration […]

Meet Alexei Navalny — the Russian opposition leader challenging Vladimir Putin

As Russians from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Vladivostok take to the streets in a wave of anti-corruption protests, organizer and popular opposition leader Alexei Navalny has found himself at the forefront of governmental efforts to suppress dissension.  Here’s what you need to know about the staunch Putin critic who was arrested and sentenced to fifteen days in jail during Sunday’s demonstrations. Who […]

Kremlin warns Navalny supporters against unsanctioned rally

Published time: 24 Mar, 2017 13:54 The Russian president’s press secretary says top Kremlin officials are keeping track on developments around a rally planned by supporters of anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny, but warned them against launching unlicensed protests. “We are certainly following these developments. We note the timely work of Moscow municipal authorities and Moscow […]