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Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny

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

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"

Russia's Liberal Ekho Moskvy Braces for Inspection After Running Interview With Putin-Critic Navalny

The Emergency Situations Ministry has announced an unscheduled inspection of the offices of Ekho Mosvky two days after a journalist at the opposition-friendly radio station said it had been threatened with "problems" for running an interview with opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Ekho Moskvy Journalist Says Gazprom Media Chief Tried to Censor Navalny Interview

A Kremlin-friendly shareholder of Ekho Moskvy attempted to censor an interview that the liberal radio station ran last week with opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny, the assistant to the radio's editor-in-chief said Sunday.

Navalny Wouldn't Return Crimea, Considers Immigration Bigger Issue Than Ukraine

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said in an interview this week that he would not return the Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine if he had the power to do so.

Opposition Leader Navalny Ready to Work with Khodorkovsky

One of Russia's most popular opposition activists said Thursday that he was ready to join forces with former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in future parliamentary elections.

Dmitry Gudkov, L'Enfаnt Terrible of the State Duma

In a Russian parliament filled with yes-men, Dmitry Gudkov is Mr. Nyet. Since his election to the State Duma in 2011, the 34-year-old deputy has opposed many legislative initiatives of symbolic importance to the Kremlin.

Navalny Associate Asks for Asylum in Britain, Cites 'Persecution' in Russia

Activist and fundraiser Vladimir Ashurkov, a close associate of Alexei Navalny, said that he had applied for political asylum in Britain because of a “campaign of political persecution” against him in Russia.

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