- 10:50 04/12/2013
- 23:49 29/10/2013 Originally posted 19:27
- 12:59 16/10/2013 Originally posted 10:59
- 16:00 10/10/2013
Russia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday to overturn a provision barring people convicted of major crimes from running for public office in a move that could open the way for opposition leader and recent Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny to participate in future elections.
- 14:53 20/09/2013
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who came in an impressive second place in recent elections for Moscow mayor, said Friday that the court date for his appeal of a contentious embezzlement conviction has been set for October 9.
- 19:55 02/08/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that a recent real jail term for his vehement opponent Alexei Navalny was “strange,” given that another defendant in the case got away with a suspended sentence.
- 16:45 26/07/2013
As more Russians learn of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, more of them believe he’s being prosecuted for wrongdoing and not as retribution for his activism, suggesting that official versions of the whistle-blowing blogger’s trial have had an effect on public opinion, according to a new poll published Friday.
- 23:18 22/07/2013 Weekly column by Natalia Antonova
- 18:33 22/07/2013
- 19:00 20/07/2013
Moscow police said Saturday that supporters of Alexei Navalny may face up to three years in jail for leaving “offensive” graffiti and stickers during a rally against the opposition leader’s conviction.
- 17:00 20/07/2013 originally posted at 10:45
Convicted Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was freed by a court on Friday pending appeal, arrived back in his home city of Moscow by train Saturday morning and announced he will run for mayor of the Russian capital in an upcoming election.
- 22:32 19/07/2013
- 15:34 19/07/2013
Between 156 and 254 people by various estimates were held at protest rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg on late Thursday and Friday, triggered by the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
- 12:13 19/07/2013 originally posted at 11:51
A Russian court released opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny from custody Friday, as the five-year prison sentence handed down to him the day before will only come in force in ten days, after his appeal is heard.
- 23:41 18/07/2013
The White House said on Thursday that it is “deeply disappointed” by the conviction and prison sentence handed down by a Russian court against opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which it called a politically motivated act aimed at silencing opponents of the regime in the Kremlin.
- 21:04 18/07/2013 Originally published at 18:47
Police in Moscow blocked off a central square near the Kremlin on Thursday afternoon, yelling into loudspeakers that the area is closed, after thousands of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny pledged to turn out for unsanctioned anti-Kremlin rallies.
- 20:44 18/07/2013
Prosecutors on Thursday asked a Russian court to temporarily release opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who earlier that day had been sentenced to five years in prison on embezzlement charge he denounced as politically motivated.
- 18:13 18/07/2013 Originally posted at 17:41.
At least two protesters were briefly detained Thursday outside a court in the Russian city of Kirov following the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, while thousands more of his followers promised to turn out for unsanctioned anti-Kremlin rallies later in the day.
- 17:51 18/07/2013
Russian public figures and foreign diplomats on Thursday weighed in on the five-year jail sentence handed down to anti-Kremlin activist Alexei Navalny, with opinions ranging from grim pessimism among liberals and “disappointment” from the U.S. ambassador to mixed forecasts by economic analysts and claims of a fair trial by pro-Kremlin pundits.
- 16:04 18/07/2013
Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigning blogger who was handed a five-year-jail term on Thursday, is to withdraw his candidacy for the upcoming election for Moscow mayor, his campaign office said.
- 13:31 18/07/2013 Originally posted at 09:39.
- 07:11 18/07/2013
- 02:07 18/07/2013
This week, a little-known Russian business consultant named Pyotr Ofitserov finally took his eldest daughter on a long-promised visit to Moscow’s famed Tretyakov Gallery. They squeezed in the outing between errands on Tuesday afternoon, as Thursday Ofitserov expects to be jailed for up to five years.
- 07:48 06/07/2013
Russia’s opposition figurehead and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny on Friday came down on the country’s “feudal system,” saying he and his colleagues would do everything possible to destroy it.
- 12:48 05/07/2013
Prosecutors called for six years in prison and a fine of one million rubles ($30,000) for anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny on Friday in an ongoing embezzlement trial that his supporters say is designed to silence Russia's opposition.
- 16:35 13/06/2013
A Russian court refused to issue an arrest warrant for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday, requested by prosecutors after he failed to appear in court, because he was being questioned by investigators in another city.
- 14:13 22/05/2013
- 07:13 09/05/2013
Police in the city of Kirov searched early on Thursday the offices of supporters of Alexei Navalny, one of Russia's most prominent Kremlin critics, following a tip that they may storage extremist propaganda materials, the Interior Ministry said.
- 18:01 26/04/2013
The Leninsky District Court in Kirov granted the request on Friday of opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny, who is currently on trial on embezzlement charges that he says are politically motivated, to take a vacation during the upcoming court recess, a RAPSI correspondent reported from the court.
- 18:22 24/04/2013
Alexei Navalny, the man who led mass protests against the rule of President Vladimir Putin in 2011 and 2012, told a court in the central Russian city of Kirov on Wednesday that embezzlement charges that could send him to jail for up to 10 years were the Kremlin’s “revenge” and aimed at sidelining him politically.
- 11:35 24/04/2013
- 11:15 18/04/2013
- 19:42 17/04/2013
The start of the high-profile trial of Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption crusader who led last year's mass protests against President Vladimir Putin's rule, was adjourned on Wednesday after just 40 minutes.
- 11:37 17/04/2013
- 09:02 17/04/2013
Anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, a vocal Kremlin critic who led some of Moscow's massive 2011-2012 street protests against alleged electoral fraud and the rule of President Vladimir Putin, appeared in court on Wednesday in the central Russian city of Kirov. RIA Novosti reporter Marc Bennetts is in Kirov following the case.
- 21:36 16/04/2013
Alexei Navalny, the charismatic Russian anti-corruption crusader who led protests against President Vladimir Putin’s long rule, will stand trial this week on charges that could see the Kremlin’s most vocal foe jailed for up to 10 years.
- 21:35 16/04/2013
Alexei Navalny, the charismatic Russian anti-corruption crusader who led protests against President Vladimir Putin’s long rule, will stand trial this week on charges of heading a criminal group that investigators say embezzled 16 million rubles ($500,000) worth of timber from a state-run company in central Russia’s Kirov Region in 2009.
- 16:44 27/02/2013 This article was originally published at 12:41
- 21:03 28/01/2013
Russian opposition figurehead and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), seeking compensation for his detention at a camp-out staged to protest President Vladimir Putin's third term, his lawyer said on Monday.
- 16:11 18/01/2013
- 14:02 24/12/2012
- 19:27 17/12/2012
- 15:55 31/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 31 (RIA Novosti)
- 18:54 27/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 27 (Marc Bennetts, RIA Novosti)
- 17:17 05/07/2012 MOSCOW, July 5 (RIA Novosti)
Investigators have re-opened a criminal investigation against opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny, following the publication of his online conversations with the governor of a central Russian region.
Anti-Kremlin Leader Navalny Faces Criminal Charges
Russian opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny is facing a number of fraud and embezzlement charges, the most serious of which could see him jailed for up to ten years. He says the charges are revenge for his often acerbic criticism of Russia’s top officials and allegations of high-level graft. The Kremlin says the charges are not politically motivated.