Alexei Navalny

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Person.png Alexei Navalny   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, activist)
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BornAlexei Anatolievich Navalny
Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alma materPeoples' Friendship University of Russia, Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Yale University
Criminal charge
Violating parole, fraud
Criminal status
ChildrenDaria and Zakhar
SpouseYulia Navalnaya
Interest ofVladimir Ashurkov
PartyRussia of the Future, (2018–present), Progress Party, (2013–2018), Yabloko, (2000–2007)

Employment.png Party Leader

In office
19 May 2018 - Present
EmployerRussia of the Future

Alexei Navalny is a Russian political figure, anti-corruption activist and leader of the opposition Russia of the Future party.


In February 2018 he was "briefly detained" by the Russian government for organizing anti-government protests ahead of the country's presidential election from which he had been banned.[1]


Former CIA director John Brennan dreamed of Navalny becoming president, before Biden was installed in power in the US elections

In August 2020, Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in a serious condition after his tea was allegedly poisoned before his flight from Siberia to Moscow. During the flight, he became violently ill and was taken to a hospital in Omsk after an emergency landing there, and put in a coma. He was evacuated to a hospital in Germany two days later where he remains in intensive care.[2]

On 26 August 2020, Boris Johnson tweeted:

"The poisoning of Alexei Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done."[3]

Johnson’s statement follows similar calls from Germany, France and Norway. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that if reports about Navalny’s poisoning “prove accurate, the United States supports the European Union’s call for a comprehensive investigation and stands ready to assist in that effort.”[4]

On 2 September 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the apparent poisoning of Alexei Navalny as "an attempted murder with nerve agent" after a toxicology test in Germany showed that the opposition leader had been targeted with Novichok. Merkel said the case raises "very serious questions that only the Russian government can answer and must answer." She said Berlin will now confer with its EU and NATO partners to discuss an appropriate reaction to the incident, as well as notifying the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as to the findings.[5]


On 17 January 2021, Navalny returned to Russia, where he was immediately detained on accusations of violating parole conditions regarding a fraud case regarding a cosmetic brand. On 2 February, his suspended sentence was replaced with a prison sentence, meaning he would spend two and half years in a penal colony. [6]



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TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Navalny, Ukraine and the Westarticle18 September 2020'Rhys James'A tongue-in-cheek, mildly satirical commentary on the latest "Vladimir Putin poisoned my cat" Novichok nonsense emanating from the Westerm media over the September 2020 hospitalisation of Russian 'opposition politician' and Western super-hero Alexei Navalny
Document:Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsenseblog post3 September 2020Craig MurrayThe US and Saudi Arabia have every reason to instigate a split between Germany and Russia at this time. Navalny is certainly a victim of international politics. That he is a victim of Putin I tend to doubt.