Tag: Navalny, Aleksei A

Putin’s Political Party Suffers Losses in Moscow Election

MOSCOW — Pro-Kremlin candidates lost 13 of the 45 seats in Moscow’s City Council, the government said on Monday, even after opposition candidates were barred from running. Having started with 38 seats, the governing United Russia party will still form the majority in Moscow, where protests have erupted this summer amid anger over eroding living […]

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With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum

MOSCOW — Antigovernment protesters staged a series of pickets across Moscow on Saturday, trying to sustain the momentum of the growing Russian opposition movement that has roiled the capital every weekend for a month. The atmosphere was far less charged than in previous demonstrations, although the police clashed with protesters on the Arbat, a main […]

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Hundreds Arrested in Moscow as Criminal Case Announced Against Navalny Foundation

MOSCOW — As thousands of riot police officers flooded central Moscow on Saturday to curb protests calling for fair elections, the Russian authorities announced they had opened a criminal investigation into money laundering against an anticorruption organization led by Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition activist. The case against his organization, the Anti-Corruption Foundation, […]

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Is Putin Burning Out?

ImageCreditSputnik/Reuters With demonstrations that won’t stop, and arrests reaching 1,000 in a single day, Moscow is buzzing about a surge of political activism. Having been disappointed so often in the past, of course, Russian democrats know not to get their hopes up: President Vladimir Putin remains firmly in charge. Yet his footing is less sure. […]

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Fears of Navalny Poisoning Are Rooted in Previous Attacks on Kremlin Foes

MOSCOW — The hospital treating the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny sent him back to prison on Monday, despite the strenuous objection of his doctor, who said he had apparently been poisoned with a “toxic agent” in the wake of some of the largest anti-Kremlin protests held in Moscow for years. The doctor, Anastasy […]

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Aleksei Navalny, Putin Foe, Is Hospitalized After ‘Severe Allergic Reaction’ in Jail

LONDON — A day after an unauthorized election protest he planned drew mass arrests in Moscow, Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, was hospitalized with a “severe allergic reaction” in jail, his spokeswoman said on Sunday. “Over his whole life, Aleksei has never experienced an allergic reaction,” the spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, wrote on […]

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Moscow Police Arrest Nearly 400 at Election Protest

MOSCOW — The police in Moscow arrested nearly 400 people who had gathered outside City Hall on Saturday to protest what they call unfair elections and demand that opposition candidates be allowed to run for city government. In anticipation of the unauthorized demonstration, the authorities on Wednesday arrested Aleksei A. Navalny, a foe of President […]

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What It’s Like To Be a Teenager in Putin’s Russia

By Daria Navalnaya Video by Adam Westbrook Teenagers who have grown up in Russia have known only one leader in their lifetimes: Vladimir Putin. In the video Op-Ed above, Daria Navalnaya, host of an influential YouTube channel and daughter of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, interviews a cross-section of young Russians about how they […]

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Russian Police Arrest Hundreds at Protest, Including Navalny, After Reporter’s Release

MOSCOW — The Moscow police arrested about 400 people, including the country’s main opposition leader, during a street protest on Wednesday against abusive police tactics. At an event where the outcome, mass arrests, seemed only to confirm the protesters’ complaints, riot police dragged demonstrators from the crowd seemingly at random and arrested news photographers and […]

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Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube

MOSCOW — Mainstream television in Russia, stage-managed by the Kremlin, barely mentions Pussy Riot, the anti-Putin punk band, or Aleksei A. Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition figure. Forget about hearing much feminist talk, or humor at the expense of the government or Russia itself. “The entire social, political part of television is controlled by […]

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