Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Kremlin debates withholding Navalny's body to avoid political unrest ahead of elections

    Sources close to the Kremlin report that Russian authorities are discussing options to delay the release of Alexei Navalny’s body to his family. There are concerns within the Kremlin that the funeral of the opposition politician could overshadow the upcoming presidential elections and Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, transforming it into a significant political event, reports he news outlet Agenstvo.Novosti.

    Bloomberg cites that the news of the politician’s death came as a surprise to the …

  • Bild: on the eve of his death Navalny was supposed to be part of prisoner exchange

    Alexei Navalny, Russia’s foremost critic of President Vladimir Putin, is reportedly dead. The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service announced this information on Friday, February 16. However, Western media are questioning why news of the supposed death of the key Russian political prisoner has emerged now, reports the German newspaper Bild.

    The publication speculates that Navalny could have been exchanged in the coming weeks or months for Vadim Krasikov, who assassinated a former Chechen …

  • Navalny: magnitude of lies coming from Russian media is incomprehensible

    Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny who is held in Pokrovskaya Penal Colony No. 2 described how the "special operation" in Ukraine and, in particular, the events in Bucha are seen by Russian television viewers. "And I am just one of them," the Russian opposition leader said on Twitter.

    Navalny described how he learned about the monstrous events in Bucha in morning from the news report that "Russia is convening the UN Security Council in connection with the massacre that the Ukrainian …

  • Kremlin threatens to ban Google and YouTube in Russia

    “Everyone is tired of the activities of the American internet giants, and what they did during the election campaign to the State Duma is a complete disgrace," said deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, in an interview with Russia Today.

    According to Medvedev, American internet platforms "interfered in the political life of the Russian Federation", showing videos of the team of Alexei Navalny - "a person who is serving a criminal sentence."

    "Yes, at some point they …

  • China: U.S. and UK sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning are unfair

    The Chinese authorities consider the new US sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, unfair, said the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin.

    "The decision [on sanctions] was made before the true state of affairs was determined. This is unfair," he said at a briefing.

    The situation with Navalny is "an exclusively domestic political issue," Wang Wenbin said, adding that "there are no sufficient grounds for …

  • Kremlin justifies Navalny’s torture as prison discipline

    The fact that Alexei Navalny is woken once an hour in the penal colony is a system of maintaining discipline in correctional institutions, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, it’s not the responsibility of the Presidential Administration to comment on these issues.

    "This, more likely, has to do with the system of maintaining discipline and order in correctional institutions," Peskov said. "The various ways, I would say, of maintaining discipline …

  • EU prepares new sanctions against Russia

    Ambassadors of the 27 EU member states have agreed on new sanctions against individuals, including Russian citizens, responsible for human rights violations, reported TASS, citing its source in the delegation of one of the European countries in the EU Council.

    "Permanent representatives have tentatively agreed on a new blacklist over human rights violations, which includes individuals from different countries, including China, Libya and Russia," he said. According to the diplomat, it is …

  • U.S. and EU slam sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The U.S. and the European Union, after almost a month and a half of deliberations, decided on retaliatory measures in connection with the poising of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. Navalny was poisoned in the summer with the Novichok nerve agent and was sentenced to 3 year in penal colony after returning to Russia from Germany.

    Almost every top official of the Russian security agencies came under personal sanctions with freezing of assets and visa bans.

    The head of the …

  • EU prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The European Council may impose new sanctions against the Russian authorities in connection with the persecution of Alexei Navalny, said the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.

    According to him, the new measures should be legally indisputable and directed against officials from Russian law enforcement agencies.

    Asselborn noted that during his tenure, the crisis in relations between Russia and the EU has never been so deep. The Minister believes that Alexei …

  • Putin: Navalny used COVID-19 pandemic to fuel protests in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the protests in support of Alexei Navalny began because of the accumulated dissatisfaction of the Russians due to the pandemic.

    "As for the fact that people went out to protests, also not only because of this individual [Navalny], yes, you're probably right. It is. You know what's going on, because this individual is taking advantage of it right now, just when in all countries of the world, including ours, people experience fatigue, accumulated …