Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny released after 50 days of arrest

    Alexei Navalny, a leader of the Russian opposition, was released on Sunday after 50 days of arrest.

    In September, he was released after 30 days of arrest aftre organizing an unauthorized protest.

    However, he was arrested again on the very day of his release due to a demonstration against the pension reform supported by the government. The reform implies raising the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men. Over a thousand people were detained during the protests against the pension …

  • Hundreds detained in Russia during anti-pension reform rallies

    On Sunday, September 9, during the Single Voting Day, rallies against increasing the retirement age have been held across Russia. According to the organizers, the team of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, the rallies took place in 83 cities.  Authorities in some cities, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, didn’t approve the rallies. It is reported that 2000 people gathered on the sidewalk in front of Finlyandsky railway Station in Saint-Petersburg.

    Immediately aftre the beginning of …

  • Kremlin warns Google against 'interfering in Russian elections'

    Google, which owns YouTube, has entered into discussions with “the Russian competent authorities” regarding the videos posted by Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny calling for protests against pension reform, stated Andrey Klimov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s temporary commission on protection of state sovereignty.

    “This gives reason to hope for the possibility of preventing interference in the Russian elections by the mentioned American corporation,” he said. If Google …

  • Russia bans investigative documentary of opposition leader Navalny about oligarch Deripaska

    The documentary of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) about the ties of businessman Oleg Deripaska and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko was "blacklisted" by Roskomnadzor, Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.

    "The court has placed in the register of prohibited information not only the news about the investigation but also Navalny's writings about the investigation and our video," FBK's employee Georgy …

  • More than 250 arrested during Russian opposition protest

    On Sunday, January 28, more than a hundred Russian cities saw protests organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny in support of a “voter strike”, a strategy to boycott the upcoming presidential elections.  The Interior Ministry and the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights estimated that there were 4,500-5,000 protesters across the country, whereas Navalny’s supporters believe that there were considerably more. In Moscow the calculation is further complicated by the fact …

  • 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 …