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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"

Navalny to Pay 4.5 Million Rubles of Damages in Yves Rocher Case

Russian opposition firebrand Alexei Navalny will have to pay 4.5 million rubles ($67,000) to the LLC 'Multidisciplinary Processing Company,' the determined victim in the Yves Rocher case, Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing the database of the Federal Court Marshals Service (FSSP).


Navalny and Khodorkovsky to Fund Russian Political Convicts

Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have launched a project under which they plan to give convicts prosecuted for political reasons 100,000 rubles ($1,492) apiece, Navalny wrote on his blog Monday.

Former Defense Official Convicted for Embezzlement Gets Quick Parole

Flamboyant former Defense Ministry property manager Yevgenia Vasilyeva, sentenced to five years in prison for mass embezzlement in May, is out on parole — just a little more than week after the motion for parole was filed.

Russian Railways Head Yakunin to Resign, Become Senator

Vladimir Yakunin, the head of the Russian Railways state monopoly and an old friend of President Vladimir Putin, will leave his post to become a government senator.

Head of Russia's Mighty Rail Monopoly Looks Set to Step Down

Vladimir Yakunin was nominated as a senator for the upper chamber of the Russian parliament Monday, a position that would oblige him to step down as head of the state rail monopoly Russian Railways (RZD).

Moscow Mayor Apologizes for Massive Road Reconstruction

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has apologized to local residents for the "inconveniences" brought by his massive — and widely criticized — street renovation projects.

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