Contents tagged with Navalny

  • 'Putin’s chef' Prigozhin liquidates school catering company after food poisoning scandal

    LLC SP Concord, owned by the Russian businessman Yevgeny “Putin’s Chef” Prigozhin, went into liquidation on 10 April, The Bell reports, citing data from the Russian registry of legal entities. The company is responsible for supplying food to a large number of schools in the Moscow region.

    Equal portions of SP Concord are owned by two of Prigozhin’s well known companies, Concord M and Concord Management and Consulting. Prigozhin himself owns 100% of both legal entities directly or through other …

  • European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to pay opposition leader Navalny 20,000 euros

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros to the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as compensation for moral damage.

    According to the information published on the ECHR website, the court has decided that Russian authorities will also be required to pay 2,700 euros of legal fees. Navalny demanded 100,000 euros compensation.

    The court ruled that Navalny’s house arrest in 2014, under which he was confined to his home for more than ten months, was illegal. The …

  • Russia in first place in the number of lawsuits in the European Court of Human Rights

    Russia and Turkey lead in the number of lawsuits filed against these countries in the European Court of Human Rights. Russia leads Turkey twofold.

    In 2018, Russia, led by a large margin in the number of lawsuits filed in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As reported by the ECHR chairman Guido Raimondi there were 12150 complaints filed against the Russian Federation. Turkey is in second place with 6700. In total, last year 43000 lawsuits were received by the court.

    Russia leads in the …

  • 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 …