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Mass raids target Russian opposition chief

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:37 PM

(UPDATED) The early morning raids target more than 100 offices and homes in 30 cities, the opposition says, including the headquarters of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow

ALEXEI NAVALNY. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he delivers a speech during a demonstration in Moscow on September 29, 2019. File Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Russia brands Alexei Navalny's opposition group a 'foreign agent'

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:08 AM

The Russian government has a controversial list of foreign agent organizations, which implies spying for a foreign government. This has led to many of the groups closing down.

PRESSURED. File photo of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny taking part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017. Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov

Russia targets opposition leader Navalny with mass raids

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Top protest leader Alexei Navalny says the raids are the result of Kremlin 'hysteria' after allies of President Vladimir Putin suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow

NAVALNY. In this file photo, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny casts his vote at a polling station during to the Moscow city Duma election in Moscow on September 8, 2019. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Russia, again calling for fair elections after several opposition figures were excluded from Moscow polls set for September

Russian security officers detain a man following a rally calling for fair elections in central Moscow on August 10, 2019. - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Moscow on August 10, 2019, after mass police detentions at recent protests that have been among the largest since the current Russian President's return to the Kremlin in 2012. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)

Putin opponent Navalny 'poisoned' – lawyer

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been in jail since last week for calling an unauthorized rally

POISONED? Alexei Navalny has been in jail for calling an unauthorized rally. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Putin critic Navalny hospitalized after 'allergic reaction' in jail

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day jail sentence for calling a mass protest after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates from taking part in Moscow city elections

ALEXEI NAVALNY. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C) is detained by Russian police officers during a march to protest against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies in central Moscow on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested ahead of protest

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navlany says he was detained as he was leaving his Moscow home to go jogging and buy flowers for his wife on her birthday

ALEXEI NAVALNY. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017. File photo by Ivan Vodopyanov

More than 400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march – monitor

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

As police drag protesters into vans the crowd yell: 'Shame, on Russia Day, this is our country's day! Have you forgotten the constitution?'

ARRESTS. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C) is detained by Russian police officers during a march to protest against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies in central Moscow on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Russian Central Election Commission member Alexander Klyukin says the commission sent an official letter to Larry Page, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, regarding Alexei Navalny's use of YouTube.

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for 30 days

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Judge Alexei Stekliyev of the Tverskoy District Court in the capital rules Navalny had repeatedly violated Russian law with a call for a mass protest in January

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighborhoods. File photo by Ivan Vodopyanov/AFP

Russian opposition says Navalny detained outside his home

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:17 PM

His spokeswoman says it is 'probably linked' to Alexei Navalny's plans to hold protests against the Russian government's unpopular pension reform on September 9

OPPOSITION. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighborhoods. Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov

Over 1,000 protesters held during anti-Putin rallies

May 05, 2018 - 5:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Craven old man Putin thinks he is a tsar,' Navalny says on Twitter ahead of the demonstrations. 'But he is not our tsar.'

Navalny freed after thousands rally against Putin and 'pseudo-polls'

Jan 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

(UPDATED) Thousands brave freezing temperatures to stage rallies in dozens of cities to protest upcoming 'pseudo-elections,' as Navalny and his supporters refer to them

OPPOSITION. Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny take part in a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, in Moscow, January 28, 2018. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Russia's top court upholds election ban on opposition leader

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Alexei Navalny's campaign team will ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision and will also file a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights

BARRED. Alexei Navalny had been nominated to run against Vladimir Putin in the 2018 Russian elections before he was barred by the election commission. File photo

Russia election commission bars Navalny presidential bid

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) The commission cites Alexei Navalny's conviction of embezzlement

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin in March vote

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) Alexei Navalny is a charismatic 41-year-old lawyer whom officials have deemed ineligible to run due to a criminal conviction

BACKED. Alexei Navalny is nominated to run against Vladimir Putin in the 2013 Russian elections. Rappler file photo

Freed Russia opposition leader Navalny back on campaign trail

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:20 AM

Alexei Navalny says he is 'ready to work' as the Kremlin race heats up

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny looks on at the Domodedovo airport hall shortly after being released in Moscow on October 22, 2017. Alexei Navalny was released after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against Russian President. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV

Russia frees opposition leader Navalny as Kremlin race heats up

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hi. I'm out,' Alexei Navalny writes on Instagram

FREE. In this file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017. Ivan Vodopyanov/AFP

Kremlin bids to sex up 2018 polls with 'It Girl' – analysts

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Ksenia Sobchak's campaign, observers say, is meant to steal Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's thunder and further split the country's embattled opposition

SOCIALITE TO CANDIDATE. A journalist looks at a computer screen displaying Ksenia Sobchak's campaign web page, in Moscow on October 19, 2017. Mladen Antonov/AFP

Navalny jailed, 1,500 arrested after protests across Russia

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The protests were the second mass action since March called by Alexei Navalny who has announced his intention to run for president next year and has drawn a new generation to the streets through a relentless online campaign

ARRESTED. Russian police officers detain a participant of an unauthorized opposition rally holding a Russian flag in Saint Petersburg on June 12, 2017. Olga Maltseva/AFP

Putin foe Navalny pushes Kremlin bid despite legal problems

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Alexei Navalny is already trying to collect the 300 000 signatures needed to enter the 2018 presidential race – despite doubts he ll be allowed to stand

TOUGH CRITIC. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017. Ivan Vodopyanov/AFP

Kremlin critic Navalny released from jail

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Alexei Navalny an anti corruption campaigner is freed after 15 days in jail for disobeying police orders

NAVALNY RELEASED. This image from Twitter shows Alexei Navalny at the offices of his anti-corruption foundation.

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days in jail after protest

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:58 PM

UPDATED A Moscow district court orders Navalny to serve 15 days in jail after having found him guilty of disobeying police orders

OPPOSITION LEADER. In this file photo, Russian anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R) listens to his brother and co-defendant Oleg as they attend the verdict announcement of their fraud trial at a court in Moscow on December 30, 2014. Photo by Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP

Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED Police detain prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as thousands of Russians take to the streets to denounce corruption

Opposition supporters take part in an unauthorised anti-corruption rally in central Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of Russians protested on March 26 across the country to protest corruption, in rallies called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny called the demonstrations after publishing a detailed report this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property empire through a shadowy network of non-profit organisations. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander UTKIN

Putin spokesman sparks row with '$620,000 watch'

Aug 03, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Speculation centered on the striking black watch on Dmitry Peskov s wrist its face decorated with a gold skull as images of his glitzy wedding emerged

SPOKESMAN. Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 25, 2013. AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:27 AM

Authorities are strangling science and Nobel laureates are foreign agents read some of the placards held by protesters

Photo by Philipp Kireev/AFP

Kremlin critic Navalny openly at large after skipping house arrest

Jan 07, 2015 - 7:44 AM

Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny defiantly cuts short his house arrest by snipping off his security bracelet but court refuses to take action

DEFIANT. In this file photo, Alexei Navalny looks on during the reading of his verdict at the Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, Russia, 30 December 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russian court arrests activists after Navalny protest

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Reports say the government also moved to curb the popularity of FireChat an application that allows people to communicate without the Internet and was widely advertised by the opposition

Opposition supporters gather during an unauthorized rally in support of Alexei and Oleg Navalny in central Moscow on December 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV

Kremlin foe Navalny gets suspended sentence, calls for protests

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:03 PM

A judge finds both Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg guilty of embezzlement and sentenced the siblings to 3 1 2 years in what is widely seen as a politically motivated case but only Oleg is ordered to serve the time

VICTIMS OF POLITICS? Russian anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R) listens to his brother and co-defendant Oleg as they attend the verdict announcement of their fraud trial at a court in Moscow on December 30, 2014. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP

Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Russian authorities convince Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of opposition politician Alexei Navalny drawing ire from Internet users

PUTIN'S FOE. Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny dismisses charges like stealing and laundering against him as a Kremlin attempt to punish him for daring to oppose Putin. File photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04 PM

UPDATED Supporters of Alexei Navalny fear the second major case against him will result in a lengthy jail term

Moscow mayor to be sworn in despite complaints

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Alexei Navalny said his team was putting together documented evidence that the vote was partially rigged in favor of Sergei Sobyanin who was appointed Moscow mayor in 2010

VOTING SOBYANIN. Moscow's acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin (L) fills out his ballot during voting in Moscow's mayoral elections at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, 08 September 2013. EPA/Denis Grishkin / Moscow Mayor's Office / Handout

Putin critic takes on Kremlin rival in Moscow polls

Sep 08, 2013 - 8:43 PM

The candidacy of anti corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has made the race the first genuinely competitive Russian election since the heady early post Soviet years

FOR MOSCOW MAYOR. Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during his last election campaign event in Moscow, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky

Russia jails Putin foe for 5 years in fraud trial

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Putin critic Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for embezzlement

GUILTY VERDICT. Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced Navalny to 5 years in a penal colony after finding him guilty of embezzlement in a timber deal.  AFP/Vasily Maximov

Thousands march in Moscow, calling for 'divorce from Putin'

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:45 AM

Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday as they denounced President Vladimir Putin s authoritarian rule and insisted it is time Russia and its leader part ways