Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Kremlin refuses to release Navalny

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not afraid of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and has no plans to release him because of the West's position, said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    Although the detention of Navalny at passport control in Sheremetyevo aiporty was condemned by the EU and the United States, and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U.S. State Department demanded the immediate release of the politician, Moscow does not intend to listen to these demands, Peskov said. …

  • Navalny detained upon arrival in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny returned to Russia after his treatment in Germany, reports the news outlet Meduza.

    As Navalny’s plane was approaching Moscow it had to change its route. Vnukovo Airport, where the flight was initially scheduled to arrive and where supporters of Navalny came to meet him, did not allow landing and the plane eventually landed at Sheremetyevo airport.

    While the plane with Navalny was still in the air, mass detentions of oppositionist supporters and …

  • Kremlin promises to detain Navalny on his return to Russia

    The Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) in Moscow confirmed the intention to detain Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after his return from Germany, where he was recovering from severe poisoning.

    Navalny has been in Germany since August 2020, where he was undergoing treatment and recovery after he was poisoned on a plane flying from Tomsk to Moscow.

    An examination carried out in Berlin showed that Navalny was poisoned with a substance belonging to Novichok nerve agents. …

  • Navalny returning to Russia

    On January 17, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will return to Russia from Germany, where he was treated after being poisoned.

    "The question of "coming or not coming back " was never there before me. This is because I never left. I ended up in Germany, after being brought there in the intensive care box, because of one reason - they tried to kill me. I survived. And now Putin, who gave the order for my murder, is screaming in his bunker and tells his servants to do everything so that I …

  • Special FSB unit behind Navalny’s assassination attempt

    A group of Russian FSB officers, suspected of poisoning Alexei Navalny, may be involved in three more murders.

    These people are members of a classified FSB unit which was tasked with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It is a long-running and well-funded group which is engaged in high profile murders.

    Christo Grozev, a journalist from the investigative website Bellingcat, said on air of Ekho Moskvy that people suspected of poisoning Alexei Navalny are responsible for …

  • Russia opens criminal case against Navalny

    The Kremlin is making every effort to ensure that opposition politician Alexei Navalny does not return home. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the oppositionist under the article of fraud on a particularly large scale.

    The reason for this was voluntary donations of Russians to the Anti-Corruption Foundation header by Navalny, the Fifth Season media support fund, the Foundation for the Organization and Coordination of Citizens' Rights and the …

  • Navalny tricks Russian FSB agent into confessing to botched attempt on his life

    Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny spoke on the phone with Konstantin Kudryavtsev who is believed to be involved in the attempt on Navalny’s life. The politician called Kudryavtsev impersonating as am Assistant of the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Navalny published a recording of the conversation on his YouTube channel.

    A joint investigation of journalists from The Insider, Bellingcat and CNN with the participation of Der Spiegel, revealed that the FSB operative …

  • Russia expands reciprocal sanctions against EU representatives due to Navalny poisoning

    Russia has expanded the sanctions lists of representatives of EU countries in response to EU sanctions imposed due to the poisoning of the well-known Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. "On the basis of the principle of reciprocity, it was decided to expand the list of representatives of EU member states, which are prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. It includes those who are involved in the intensification of anti-Russian sanctions activity within the EU," …

  • Navalny confident that Putin was behind his poisoning

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally gave permission for his assassination. 

    According to him, there is no doubt that this situation is managed by the Kremlin's master. The operation to remove the oppositionist from the political field lasted for almost four years and involved dozens of people, including several generals of the Federal Security Service. Poisoning was perceived in the FSB as a state task.

    "It's not like they met …

  • Russian law enforcement agencies refuse to initiate criminal case into Navalny poisoning

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has refused to open a criminal case under Article 355 of the Russian Criminal Code on the development, production and storage of banned chemical weapons in connection with the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, reported lawyers of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation with reference to the response of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB.

    According to the FSB, there are no grounds for any "procedural decisions" because "other law …