Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Putin: US wants to see Navalny as the leader of Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting with the chief editors of the Russian media that the US administration would like to see Alexei Navalny among Russia’s leaders, Meduza online newspaper writes.

    Putin was asked about the decision of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), who barred Navalny from taking part in presidential elections, and about the American reaction to this decision. The US State Department spokesperson had previously expressed concern over "the Russian …

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny denied registration as a presidential candidate

    On Monday, December 25, the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation denied oppositionist Alexei Navalny’s registration as a presidential candidate in the 2018 elections. The meeting of a group of voters in support of Navalny’s self-nomination to the Russian presidential elections was within the law, said Central Electoral Commission head Ella Pamfilova; however, she said, Navalny cannot run due to undischarged previous convictions.

    Commission member Boris Ebzeyev pointed …

  • More than 260 people detained during Putin’s birthday protests in Russia

    At least 262 people were detained during protests in support of Alexei Navalny in 27 cities across Russia, according to OVD-Info.

    As of 8:00 p.m., 66 people had been detained in Petersburg, 54 people in Yaroslavl, and 20 in Lipetsk. Detentions also occurred in Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Perm, Pskov, Saransk, Selyatin, Sochi, Stavropol, Tver, Tyumen, and Yakutsk.

    In Krasnodar, one of the protesters was arrested for three days. In Yekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Nizhny Tagil, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, …

  • Navalny’s Anti-corruption fund publishes report on wealth of the son of Putin’s press secretary Peskov

    The Anti-corruption Foundation, headed by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, published an investigation into Nikolai Choles, the son of Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president.

    Choles is Peskov’s son from his first marriage. He lived in the UK but arrived in Russia in 2011-2012. Since then, this son of an influential father has led the life of a millionaire. He goes horse riding, drives expensive cars and travels by private planes.

    The press secretary’s heir …

  • Russian police arrest more than 100 Navalny supporters

    Police arrested 131 participants of “Agitator Saturdays” who were protesting in support of the policy of Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny. Such protests took place in several cities across Russia, OVD-Info website reports.

    Most of the arrests – at least 84 – took place in Moscow. OVD-Info reports that “in 18 cities, supporters of Navalny were subjected to arrest, searches or attacks during the day.”

    Among those arrested were 11 minors. According to OVD-Info, the father of one minor …

  • Mass detention of Navalny supporters reported in Russia

    On July 8, supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny were detained en masse by police in cities across Russia, Radio Liberty reports.

    About thirty volunteers from Alexei Navalny’s election headquarters were detained in in Moscow.

    On Saturday, a lawyer for Navalny’s local staff was also detained in Yekaterinburg. Opposition supporters additionally claimed that a car in which volunteers were transporting leaflets was stopped, and that the propaganda materials were confiscated. The day …

  • Russia recognizes yellow toy duck as a method of political agitation

    The police of St. Petersburg have recognized the yellow toy duck as a means of political agitation. This decision was taken after the anti-corruption action on June 12 on the Field of Mars, where many participants came with inflatable ducks.

    The publication Fontanka reports that the protocols drawn up by the police note that some participants in the action "had a means of visual agitation in the form of a yellow toy duck." The police also seized a large inflatable duck that rally participants …

  • Two supporters of Russian opposition leader Navalny seek political asylum in Ukraine

    Two supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have requested political asylum in Ukraine.

    The website of the Ukrainian State Border Service reports that on the morning of June 15, two men with Russian passports arrived at one of the border entry points. They immediately asked the Ukrainian border guards to provide protection from political persecution.

    During the screening process it was ascertained that these Russians belong to the “Navalny bloc”. They were allowed through …

  • Chairman of the Russian Central Election Committee: Russian opposition leader Navalny will not be able to run for presidential election

    According to the Chairman of the Central Election Committee of Russian Federation (CEC), Ella Pamfilova, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will not be able to run for the upcoming presidential election due to his criminal record, Dozhd reports.

    "I understand - and he understands this - that he has no chance to be registered in the election due to his conviction," Pamfilova said.

    She added that as the official who heads the structure obliged to register candidates, she does not …

  • An employee of the election headquarters of Navalny's opposition party was detained in Russia

    Policemen detained Artem Kolchinsky, an employee of the election headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Moscow. According to OVD-Info, the activist was allegedly putting up leaflets, which Kolchinsky himself claims to be untrue.

    On Monday, June 12, in dozens of cities in Russia, anti-corruption events are scheduled to take place. The organizers of the protests in the regions are associates of Navalny. They claimed that authorities have been pressuring them. For example, in Tula on Sunday, the …