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Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny


Alexei Navalny (Алексей Анатольевич Навальный) was born on June 4, 1976, in Butyn, Moscow region.

Education: Law, Peoples' Friendship University, 1998.

1999-2001: Studied securities and exchanges at the State Finance Academy

2000: Joined the Yabloko party

2004: Founded and helped lead the Moscow Defense Committee against infill construction

2004-2007: Led the Yabloko party in Moscow. From 2006-07, he was a member of Yabloko's federal council.

2005: Joined the Public Council of the Moscow's Central Administrative District

2005: Co-sponsored the youth organization "DA! - Democratic Alternative”

2006: Launched "Political Debates" with Masha Gaidar and Sergei Kazakov. The project organized public meetings with political figures.

2007: Launched the Narod (People) movement under the banner of "democratic nationalism"

2007: Expelled from Yabloko for "damaging the party and nationalistic activities"

2008: Founded the Union of Minority Shareholders and began buying up small numbers of shares in major Russian companies, including Surgutneftegaz, Transneft, Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, TNK-BP, Sberbank and VTB. He has since worked actively to improve transparency in these and other companies.

2009: Adviser to Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh, a former Union of Right Forces leader. Created a fund to support the governor's initiatives.

2009: Named Vedomosti's Person of the Year

2010: World Fellow at Yale University

November 2010: Published confidential Transneft documents on his blog, accusing the company of stealing $4 billion

December 2010: Launched the anti-corruption website "RosPil"

2011: Famously dubbed United Russia "the party of crooks and thieves"

Opposition Figures Convicted of Organizing Mass Riots at Bolotnaya

A Moscow court on Thursday found two opposition activists guilty of inciting mass riots at a 2012 anti-Kremlin protest that erupted in violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

'Kitten Bloggers' to Be Exempt From New Russian Blogging Law

Russia's newly tightened regulations for popular bloggers will be applied highly selectively, a senior governmental official has said.

Anti-Kremlin Protesters Turn to European Court

Two men who were convicted in and then amnestied from an ongoing case involving anti-Kremlin protests that took a violent turn in 2012 filed a complaint against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday.

Navalny's Opposition Candidates Knocked Out of City Council Race

Several opposition candidates allied with anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny have been knocked out of the Moscow City Duma race after failing to collect the necessary number of signatures, a requirement that has been criticized for giving the upper hand to the ruling party.

Russian Anti-Corruption Activist Targeted in Overnight Raid

Law enforcement officers reportedly raided the home of an activist who works for opposition firebrand Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund on Wednesday.

Photos of 'Rotenberg Palaces' Hit the Web

Prominent whistleblower Alexei Navalny published photos Tuesday of a posh pair of matching mansions on the outskirts of Moscow, allegedly owned by Kremlin-linked tycoons the Rotenberg brothers.


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