Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Weapons stores to be closed in Moscow amid looming protests

    All weapons stores will be closed in Moscow next weekend. According to Baza news outlet, such an order was sent to the stores by the Russian National Guard.

    The information was confirmed by Air-gun stores and the management of Kolchuga store in Moscow. They will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    So far, the order of the Russian National Guard concerns only the next weekend, when supporters of Alexei Navalny planned another round of mass rallies.

    Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti …

  • Putin's Palace put up for sale

    "Putin's Palace" in Gelendzhik, which appeared in Navalny’s video investigation, has been put up for sale on the Russian real estate listing website Cian.

    The four-storey brick house with a total area of 17,691 thousand sq m and a land lot of 678 acres is offered at a price of one billion rubles ($13.17 million USD), or 56,524 rubles ($744.42 USD) per sq m.

    "The luxury residence is located on Cape Idokopas, on the Black Sea coast in the village of Praskoveevka. The village is located near the …

  • Kremlin refuses to name direct owners of Putin’s Palace

    The palace in Gelendzhik, which according to Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation is "indirectly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin," belongs to entrepreneurs whose names "the Kremlin has no right to disclose," said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov at a press conference on Tuesday, January 26.

    When asked about the palace, he noted that "this large object, it is well known in Gelendzhik, and is owned directly by one or more individuals" but it would not be appropriate to name them. …

  • Putin equates mass protests in Russia to terrorism

    Russian citizens have the right to express their opinion only within the boundaries of law, said Russian President Vladimir Putin , commenting on Saturday protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    Unsanctioned protests, according to Putin, are "not just counterproductive, but dangerous," and the fact that calls for protests are spread among minors puts them at the level as terrorism.

    "In no case should minors be instigated. This is what terrorists who send women and children …

  • French Foreign Minister impressed by scale of protests in Russia

    France considers the "shift towards authoritarianism" in Russia,which is demonstrated by the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and mass detentions at rallies on January 23,  "very disturbing",  said the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian in an interview with the French radio station France Inter, which was aired on Sunday, January 24.

    "I believe that these mass arrests showed an extraordinary violation of the rule of law," Le Drian said. "I also find …

  • Protests sweep across Russia in support of Navalny

    Protests in support of Alexei Navalny and other political prisoners are taking place in Russia. Mass protests were sparked by the arrest of the oppositionist, who returned to Russia after his treatment in Germany.

    Rallies in support of the detained opposition politician Alexei Navalny and other political prisoners began in Russian cities on Saturday, January 23.

    According to the OVD-Info website, the number of people detained at rallies in Russia has reached 1,338. There are 395 detainees in …

  • European Parliament demands cancellation of Nord Stream 2 pipeline due to Navalny’s arrest

    At a session in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, demanding the release of the politician, cancellation of Nord Stream 2 project and tightening sanctions against Russia, including Russian "propagandists", oligarchs, their families and "all persons and organizations involved in Navalny’s arrest," reports DW.

    The text of the document, in which the MEPs declared their full solidarity with the " …

  • Navalny's video about Putin's palace tops YouTube charts in 7 countries

    A Alexei Navalny's  video about Putin's palace near Gelendzhik topped YouTube most-watched charts in 7 countries, reported the investigative-lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Lyubov Sobol on her Telegram channel.

    According to YouTube statistics, as of January 20, 19:30 Moscow time, the video became the most-watched video in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Ukraine, Estonia and Cyprus.

    In addition, the video hit the top 10 YouTube trends in 15 countries, including Israel, the Czech …

  • Due to Navalny’s arrest EU wants to stop construction of Nord Stream-2

    The European Union wants to immediately stop the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to the detention in Russia of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, reported the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

    It is noted that journalists already have a draft resolution of the European Parliament. The resolution also proposes to impose additional sanctions on Russia.

    According to media reports, the European Union will impose new sanctions against legal entities and individuals who were …

  • Navalny reveals details of Putin's secret palace: Striptease, casino and ice-skating complex

    The Anti-Corruption Foundation headed by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has published new details about Vladimir Putin's palace at Cape Idokopas near Gelendzhik. The entrepreneur Sergey Kolesnikov was the first to reveal the details about this residence in 2010, and after the scandal broke, in 2011, the palace was officially taken over by businessman Alexander Ponomarenko. The publication Vedomosti wrote that Ponomarenko, in fact, bought the palace with Transneft's money. The Anti- …