Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny

Web-sites: http://navalny.livejournal.com/, http://navalny.ru/, http://rospil.info/

Alexei Navalny (јлексей јнатольевич Ќавальный) 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"

Russian Opposition Activist Navalny Abandons Coalition With PARNAS

Supporters of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny said they have decided to abandon a pre-election coalition with Mikhail Kasyanov's PARNAS Party, the RBC newspaper reported Wednesday.

Anti-Corruption Blogger Navalny Files a Lawsuit Against Russian State Media

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny filed a lawsuit against state-owned media holding VGTRK and two of its employees for portraying him as a CIA agent in a primetime a documentary.

Former Prime Minister Kasyanov Stifled by Both Kremlin and Allies

Sitting on a deep leather sofa in his office, Mikhail Kasyanov looks much like he always has. There's the same no-nonsense demeanor, the expensive suit and his smooth, deep voice.

The Masks Come Off but Russian Officials Have Nothing Left to Say

If Russian liberals think they've got it bad, they should stop for a moment to consider the plight of Alexander Bastrykin.

Navalny Party Candidates Withdraw From RussiaТs Barvikha Elections

Four candidates from oppositioner Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation have withdrawn from the Barvikha municipal elections, Navalny wrote on his blog Tuesday.

Russian Prosecutor General to Investigate Reported Election Violations

Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) has filed a request with the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, asking that they investigate early voting in the Barvikha municipal elections following multiple complaints of violations.

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