Category Archives: Navalny

U.S., EU Sanction Russia Over Navalny Poisoning

The United States and the European Union have imposed new sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, officials announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden’s first Russia sanctions since taking office in January are coordinated with EU actions against four top Russian justice and law enforcement officials. A senior U.S. official said its intelligence community

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Putin Accuses West of Using Navalny to ‘Contain’ Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday accused the West of using jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny to try to “contain” Russia. “Our opponents or our potential opponents… have always relied on — and used — ambitious, power-hungry people,” Putin said in an interview with Russian media conducted on Wednesday but only broadcast on Sunday by public channel Rossiya 24. Putin

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In Change Of Tactics, Protesters Plan To Use Light To Show Support For Navalny

February 14, 2021 05:45 GMT – By RFE/RL Supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny plan a protest using light from mobile phones, flashlights, and candles on February 14 to express support for Navalny despite a warning that people taking part could face criminal charges. Navalny’s team has called on people across Russia to switch on their mobile phone flashlights

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Sentsov about Navalny: The phrase “Crimea is not a sandwich” has not been refuted

Ukrainian director and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov spoke in an interview with NV about his attitude towards the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny , drawing attention to his position on the occupation of Crimea. “ If you take his political path, what things he said and did, all these demarches, statements about Crimea, Donbass, he never refuted his famous phrase“ Crimea is

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Alexey Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has reportedly left Russia for Germany

Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned opposition politician Alexey Navalny, has left Russia, Interfax reported on Wednesday, February 10, citing an informed source. Navalnaya reportedly left Moscow on a flight to Frankfurt am Main that departed from Domodedovo Airport.  The reason for Navalnaya’s alleged departure remains unknown. Navalnaya herself has yet to comment on these reports. Her lawyer, Svetlana Davydova,

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Russia Brands Navalny Team ‘Traitors’ for EU Sanctions Push

Russia on Tuesday accused allies of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny of treasonous behavior for urging the EU to sanction members of President Vladimir Putin’s circle, including oligarchs and bankers. Navalny’s right-hand man piled fresh pressure on the Kremlin by calling on supporters to stage courtyard protests on Valentine’s Day this Sunday, lighting their phone flashlights for 15 minutes. The

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Russia Annoyed by EU Inclusion of Navalny Allies in Sanctions Talks

Russia has admonished the European Union for discussing potential sanctions with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s close associates. On Monday, Navalny’s regional network coordinator Leonid Volkov and his Anti-Corruption Foundation executive director Vladimir Ashurkov joined a video call on the EU’s Russia policy, Volkov said on social media. Diplomats from Britain, the United States, Canada and Ukraine were also reportedly

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Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests

Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in “illegal demonstrations” on 23 January. Sweden called the expulsion “totally unfounded” and denied its diplomat had participated in any demonstration. Mr Navalny is a

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‘Pure Cowardice’: World Leaders React to Navalny’s Imprisonment

The sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison on Tuesday sparked swift condemnation from the West.  A Moscow court sentenced the fierce Kremlin critic to two years and eight months in a prison colony over alleged parole violations while recovering in Germany from a near-fatal poisoning he blames on President Vladimir Putin. His suspended sentence for a conviction

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Reputable business outlet RBC.ru reports(opens in a new tab) on the complicated maths of the Russian authorities, almost desperately attempting to belittle the countrywide protests against the detaining of dissident Alexei Navalny: Moscow’s Department of Regional Security reports to RBC that around 300 people took part in the un-sanctioned meeting in support of Alexei Navalny. The NGO OVD-Info, collecting public

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Navalny Fund’s Calls for U.S. Sanctions Confirms ‘Foreign Agent’ Status, Kremlin Says

Calls for targeted U.S. sanctions against several dozen Russian business and political elites by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) confirms its status as a foreign agent, the Kremlin said Monday.   On Jan. 30, FBK executive director Vladimir Ashurkov shared a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden listing individuals — many of whom have close ties to President

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Russian Prosecutors Back Prison Time for Navalny

Russian prosecutors have supported handing opposition leader Alexei Navalny a prison sentence of up to 3.5 years in a high-profile trial that starts Tuesday. Navalny was swiftly detained upon his Jan. 17 return to Russia from Germany, as Russia’s prison service accused him of violating his probation in a 2014 fraud conviction by failing to report to his parole officers.

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Amnesty International demands release of protesters detained in Russia – Photos

23:59, 31.01.21 – UNIAN At least 4,000 peaceful protesters were detained in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and other Russian cities on January 31. Amnesty International has demanded the release of protesters recently detained in Russia. The organization announced this in a statement related on Sunday, January 31, according to Voice of America’s Russian service. “All peaceful protesters detained today in Moscow and other Russian

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UN Security Council will discuss situation with Navalny on February 3

During the event, an attempt to poison Navalny in 2020 will be discussed, the discussion will be held in a closed format The UN Security Council will convene on February 3 for an informal meeting to discuss the situation with opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested in Russia. This was reported by sources in diplomatic circles in New York,

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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.

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Navalny Brother, Aides Under House Arrest Ahead of New Russia Protests

The brother and aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were placed under house arrest ahead of new rallies, as Russian authorities warned Friday that protesters could face charges of taking part in “mass unrest.” Kremlin critics say authorities are dramatically ramping up pressure on the Russian opposition in an effort to intimidate protesters and smother dissent ahead of new

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Reuters: EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions if Navalny released

23:59, 25.01.21 – UNIAN EU leaders could discuss any further steps at a planned summit on March 25-26. The European Union will hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian individuals if the Kremlin releases pro-democracy campaigner Alexei Navalny, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, sending the bloc’s top diplomat to Moscow next week. Reuters reports that despite calls from Baltic

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Kremlin Accuses U.S. of Meddling After 3,500 Protesters Detained

The Kremlin on Sunday accused the United States of interfering in Russia’s domestic affairs and downplayed the scale of the weekend’s protests, when tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny. More than 3,500 demonstrators were detained in protests across the country on Saturday, with several injured in clashes with police in Moscow, following Navalny’s call to

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Navalny Supporters Being Beaten, Arrested As Thousands Rally To Demand His Release

Thousands of demonstrators were braving brutally cold weather and threats of police crackdowns across Russia on January 23 to call for the release of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, a Kremlin critic jailed last weekend upon returning to Moscow after medical treatment in Germany for Novichok poisoning. The first rallies began in Siberia and the Far East with large crowds taking

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Navalny Allies Jailed, Fined as Russia Vows Protest Crackdown

Several allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been imprisoned or fined on the eve of nationwide protests in his support this Saturday. At least 150,000 people have signed up for the rallies in Navalny’s support across 70 Russian cities, marking “going” or “interested” on Facebook and Vkontakte event pages. Organizers also aimed the protests against Russia’s ruling elite

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EU Parliament Set To Demand Halt To Nord Stream 2 Over Navalny Arrest

European lawmakers are expected to pass a resolution on January 21 calling on the European Union to halt construction on the nearly complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would carry Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Members of the European Parliament are calling for expanded sanctions against Russia over the weekend arrest of opposition figure Aleksei Navalny

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Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries

Young Russians have flooded TikTok with calls to rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this weekend, prompting the state censor to urge the popular short-video app’s administrators to take them down. Navalny called for nationwide street protests this Saturday after his arrest and a viral investigative video into an opulent $1.35 billion Black Sea estate that he and

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