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"

Imprisoned Russian Governor Belykh Starts Hunger Strike

Nikita Belykh, the independent Kirov region governor imprisoned on corruption allegations, has began a hunger strike, the TASS news agency reported Wednesday.

Governor Belykh's Arrest Has Russian Elite on Edge

For the last decade, regional governors in Russia are usually appointed apparatchiks, with faces unrecognizable outside their home territory.

No Help for Navalny's Party to Run in Russian Elections

Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) will not help Alexei Navalny's Party of Progress take part in upcoming parliamentary elections, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.


Russian Court Refuses to Release Navalny’s Brother on Parole

A court in the central Russian region of Orlov has ruled against the release of Oleg Navalny — the brother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny — on parole.

Russian Opposition Governor Arrested for Corruption Claims Innocence

A Russian governor arrested for corruption has claimed his innocence in a Moscow court.

Brother of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny to Have Closed Parole Hearing

Oleg Navalny – the brother of anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny – is to face a parole hearing behind closed doors on June 27.

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