Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Russia recognizes yellow toy duck as a method of political agitation

    The police of St. Petersburg have recognized the yellow toy duck as a means of political agitation. This decision was taken after the anti-corruption action on June 12 on the Field of Mars, where many participants came with inflatable ducks.

    The publication Fontanka reports that the protocols drawn up by the police note that some participants in the action "had a means of visual agitation in the form of a yellow toy duck." The police also seized a large inflatable duck that rally participants …

  • Two supporters of Russian opposition leader Navalny seek political asylum in Ukraine

    Two supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have requested political asylum in Ukraine.

    The website of the Ukrainian State Border Service reports that on the morning of June 15, two men with Russian passports arrived at one of the border entry points. They immediately asked the Ukrainian border guards to provide protection from political persecution.

    During the screening process it was ascertained that these Russians belong to the “Navalny bloc”. They were allowed through …

  • Chairman of the Russian Central Election Committee: Russian opposition leader Navalny will not be able to run for presidential election

    According to the Chairman of the Central Election Committee of Russian Federation (CEC), Ella Pamfilova, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will not be able to run for the upcoming presidential election due to his criminal record, Dozhd reports.

    "I understand - and he understands this - that he has no chance to be registered in the election due to his conviction," Pamfilova said.

    She added that as the official who heads the structure obliged to register candidates, she does not …

  • An employee of the election headquarters of Navalny's opposition party was detained in Russia

    Policemen detained Artem Kolchinsky, an employee of the election headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Moscow. According to OVD-Info, the activist was allegedly putting up leaflets, which Kolchinsky himself claims to be untrue.

    On Monday, June 12, in dozens of cities in Russia, anti-corruption events are scheduled to take place. The organizers of the protests in the regions are associates of Navalny. They claimed that authorities have been pressuring them. For example, in Tula on Sunday, the …

  • St. Petersburg authorities reject Russia's opposition application for anti-corruption rally

    St. Petersburg authorities rejected all four applications for holding an anti-corruption rally on June 12, which were filed by supporters of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Alexey Navalny. On Monday, June 5, Interfax reported this with reference to the head of the St. Petersburg Navalny campaign headquarters, Polina Kostyleva.

    "We filed four different applications, including for holding the rally on Marsovo Polye and the square near the Bryantsev Youth Theatre. The number …

  • Several opposition representatives were arrested in Russia

    Under court order in Kazan, three activists from Aleksey Navalny campaign headquarters were arrested: Iskander Gumerbaev, Azat Shaimukhametov and Andrei Boyarshinov. The three are being incarcerated for 12 days.

    As Russian “Radio Liberty” reported on May 30, the activists were found guilty of violating the rules for conducting a protest. The court sentenced each activist to 35 hours of compulsory work because of disobedience to the demands of a policeman.

    On May 14, activists held an …

  • Russian opposition prepares new wave of anti-corruption protests

    In Moscow and other Russian cities, initiative groups submitted applications for endorsement of rallies against corruption on June 12. At the moment, pro-active groups in 212 Russian cities have announced their planned participation in the protest rallies on June 12, oppositionist Alexey Navalny reports in his blog.

    In many cities, the groups had stood waiting overnight in front of administrative offices in order to be the first to submit an application for holding a rally. The declared number …

  • Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between Russian independent media and the U.S. State Department

    Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between the U.S. State Department and independent Russian media and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The corresponding research was published by the human rights organization Citizen Lab.

    According to Republic news outlet, the falsification became possible after hackers got access to the documents of American journalist David Satter, who had worked for Radio Liberty in Moscow since 2013. Before placing Satter's documents in the public domain, …

  • Russian opposition leader accuses Putin’s friend of corruption

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published the results of a new anti-corruption investigation against restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as 'Putin’s chef.'

    In its recent report, the Anti-corruption Foundation, founded by Navalny, exposes the cartel of Prigozhin, who, while imitating a competition, received 23 billion rubles ($ 375.3 million USD) from Russia’s state defense order budget, at least a third of which was stolen. This was reported on May 19 by Russian office of Radio …

  • Putin imposed restrictions on rallies during the FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup

    On Tuesday, May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on strengthening security measures for the duration of the Confederations Cup in Russia under the auspices of FIFA and the World Cup next year. The corresponding document was published on Wednesday, May 10, on the official Internet portal of legal information.

    The decision will be effective from June 1 to July 12, 2017 and from May 25 to July 25, 2018.

    Where football events are concerned, Putin determined that “all assemblies, …