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Entries in Alexy Navalny (23)

Tuesday
Jun132017

Russia arrests Navalny, detains 1,500 anti-graft demonstrators

Aleksei Navalny being arrested in March 2017More 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.

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Monday
Mar272017

Navalny arrested for leading anti-graft protests across Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Navalny convicted of embezzlement in retrial, faces ban from politics

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.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Navalny announces run for Russia president in 2018

Russia's most important anti-corruption activist said he'll run for the country's presidency in 2018.

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Monday
Mar022015

In Moscow, a funeral for free speech

Mourners lay flowers where Boris Nemtsov was gunned down (Image courtesy of RT)What had been planned as a protest Sunday against President Vladimir Putin's government became instead a somber march in memory of an opposition leader who was shot and killed just steps from the Kremlin.

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Friday
Feb272015

Can Navalny still move Moscow?

Supporters in Moscow hold "Navalny" placards at Manezhnaya Square at an unsanctioned rally on December 30, 2014Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called for mass protests in Moscow on March 1. Navalny himself won't be there. He's serving a 15-day prison sentence for handing out leaflets about the protests in Moscow's subway.

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Friday
Jan092015

Anti-graft journalists name Putin the 2014 Person of the Year

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.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Navalny convicted of Twitter libel, could be jailed

Image courtesy of Wiki CommonsRussian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was convicted of libel Tuesday and could be sent to prison.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Navalny takes aim at Sochi Olympics

Photo courtesy of The Anti-Corruption Foundation by Alexei NavalnyRussia'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.

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Thursday
Dec192013

Bravery ‘over there’ is the big story of 2013

We Americans sometimes think that because we have the FCPA and activist enforcement agencies, we also have a monopoly on the fight against corruption. Not true. There are people all over the world standing firm against graft. No matter where, it's dangerous work. But there was plenty of courage and persistence on display in 2013 beyond our borders.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Navalny calls for protests, recount after disputed election

Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliya after his release from jail on July 19, 2013Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny called on supporters to protest results of Moscow's mayoral election after Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin was elected to the post.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Freed on bail, Navalny returns to Moscow campaign

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is back in Moscow campaigning to be mayor after his criminal conviction last week.

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