Contents tagged with Navalny

  • EU prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The European Council may impose new sanctions against the Russian authorities in connection with the persecution of Alexei Navalny, said the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.

    According to him, the new measures should be legally indisputable and directed against officials from Russian law enforcement agencies.

    Asselborn noted that during his tenure, the crisis in relations between Russia and the EU has never been so deep. The Minister believes that Alexei …

  • Putin: Navalny used COVID-19 pandemic to fuel protests in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the protests in support of Alexei Navalny began because of the accumulated dissatisfaction of the Russians due to the pandemic.

    "As for the fact that people went out to protests, also not only because of this individual [Navalny], yes, you're probably right. It is. You know what's going on, because this individual is taking advantage of it right now, just when in all countries of the world, including ours, people experience fatigue, accumulated …

  • Lithuania rejects Russia's request to detain Navalny’s ally

    Lithuanian authorities refused to detain Leonid Volkov, the head of the network of regional headquarters of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was put by Russia on the interstate wanted list, reports Delfi with reference to the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis.

    "The use of the international arrest warrant instruments against the opposition, in fact, discredits Russia's participation in these instruments," the Foreign Minister said.

    The Lithuanian Interior Minister, …

  • Germany, Sweden and Poland expel Russian diplomats

    The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared persona non grata one of the employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, announced the representative of the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 8. According to him, this step was a response of the German government to the expulsion of one of the employees of the German Embassy in Moscow and diplomats of other EU countries.

    The German Foreign Ministry spokesman called Moscow's decision "unjustified" and noted that the German diplomat …

  • Doctor who treated Navalny after poisoning dies suddenly in Russia

    Deputy Chief physician of the Omsk Emergency Hospital, Sergei Maksimishin has suddenly died.

    Maksimishin was the first doctor who provided primary medical care to Russian opposition leader Navalny after his poisoning.

    The hospital reported that the deputy chief physician for anesthesiology and resuscitation of the Intensive Care Hospital No.1, assistant of the Department of Omsk State Medical University, Ph.D. Sergey Maximishin Sergey "suddenly died" at the age of 56.

    The cause of death has …

  • Russia expels three EU diplomats for attending rallies in support of Navalny

    Three European diplomats must leave the territory of Russia, as they attended the rallies in support of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    These are employees of the consulates of Sweden and Poland in St. Petersburg and the German Embassy in Moscow who allegedly attended the rallies in support of the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it considers the actions of diplomats "unacceptable and such that do not …

  • U.S. prepares sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s sentence

    The U.S. will prepare a package of sanctions against Russia in connection with the case of Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned in August with Novichok nerve agent and on Tuesday sent to the penal colony for 2 years and 8 months, said Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who represents Utah and is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

    "Strong leaders don’t have to jail adversaries to maintain power. First, Alexei Navalny was poisoned, and when unsuccessful, the Putin regime has now jailed him …

  • Kremlin threatens to fine media outlets reporting 'inflated numbers of protesters'

    The Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, threatened to block and fine the media outlets providing "inflated numbers of participants in illegal rallies" and for reporting "alleged incidents of violence and clashes".

    "Fakes about unsanctioned rallies have started circulating on social networks. According to the requirements of the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor, social networks will be blocking access to false information, with inflated figures on the number of participants in …

  • More than three thousand people detained at rallies in support of Navalny

    The number of people detained at protests across Russia exceeded three thousand people, reports the website OVD-Info. As of 16:10 Moscow time, 3,062 people were detained. The most detainees are in Moscow - 825, in St. Petersburg - 475, in Krasnoyarsk - 194, in Vladivostok - 121.

    The rallies are held in dozens of cities across Russia. In many cities, detentions are extremely harsh, and lawyers are not allowed to visit the detainees.

    More than four thousand people were detained at rallies in …

  • Russian oligarch Rotenberg claims 'Putin's palace' belongs to him

    In an interview with the TV channel Mash, Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg said he is an owner of the Palace which is believed to be indirectly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In a three-minute interview with Mash's editor-in-chief Maxim Ixanov, Rotenberg explained that he decided to speak about it because of the scandal.

    "There was quite a complex object. There were a lot of lenders. I was able to become an owner. It's a godsend," Rotenberg said, adding that he purchased the …