Alexey Navalny http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30805/all en Russia makes latest arrest in anti-Putin protest probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/russia-makes-latest-arrest-anti-putin-protest-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Investigators in Russia said Wednesday they had made another arrest in an ongoing probe into anti-Putin protests on Moscow's Bolotnaya square in May that led to violent clashes.</p> <p>Ilia Guchin, 24, is accused of blocking police from arresting another protester at the demonstration in central Moscow on May 6, on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's return to a third term in the Kremlin.</p> <p>The protest erupted into violent street battles between riot police and the opposition, leaving around 30 police officers and dozens of protesters injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/russia-makes-latest-arrest-anti-putin-protest-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Bolotnaya Square Corruption in Russia War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748079 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian investigators seek house arrest for opposition leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/russian-investigators-seek-house-arrest-opposition-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Russia's top investigative agency said on Friday it was seeking to put under house arrest a prominent opposition leader charged with plotting mass disorder in protests against President Vladimir Putin.</p> <p>The leftist Sergei Udaltsov is among several opposition figures charged with riots and violence against police during a protest against Putin in May on the eve of the former KGB spy's inauguration for a third presidential term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/russian-investigators-seek-house-arrest-opposition-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Politics of Russia Russia Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:18:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750098 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia lawmaker resigns amid scandal over US property http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-resigns-amid-scandal-over-us-property <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Russian parliament's ethics committee resigned his seat on Wednesday after a leading opposition anti-corruption crusader accused him of having secret property in the United States.</p> <p>Ruling party lawmaker Vladimir Pekhtin quit after Alexei Navalny, arguably the most charismatic leader of Russia's opposition movement, accused him of owning property in the resort town of Miami Beach in Florida that he had not declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-resigns-amid-scandal-over-us-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Russian Orthodox Christians AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:31:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760933 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia lawmaker quits over US property scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-quits-over-us-property-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Russian parliament's ethics committee resigned his seat on Wednesday after a leading opposition anti-corruption crusader accused him of having secret property in the United States.</p> <p>Ruling party lawmaker Vladimir Pekhtin quit after Alexei Navalny, arguably the most charismatic leader of Russia's opposition movement, accused him of owning property in the resort town of Miami Beach in Florida that he had not declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-quits-over-us-property-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Politics of Russia Vladimir Pekhtin AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760991 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia lawmaker quits over US property scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-quits-over-us-property-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The head of the Russian parliament's ethics committee resigned his seat on Wednesday after a leading anti-corruption crusader accused him of having US-based property worth over $2 million.</p> <p>Ruling party lawmaker Vladimir Pekhtin quit after Alexei Navalny, arguably the most charismatic leader of Russia's opposition movement, accused him of owning luxury property in Florida that he had not declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/russia-lawmaker-quits-over-us-property-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Pekhtin AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761183 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia accuses Navalny of 'illegal lawyer status' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/russia-accuses-navalny-illegal-lawyer-status <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's main investigative body claimed Wednesday that Alexei Navalny, the charismatic leader of protests against President Vladimir Putin, illegally obtained his licence to practise law.</p> <p>Investigators said in a statement that the opposition leader and one of Russia's most popular bloggers gave "inaccurate" information to the bar.</p> <p>It was unclear what laws Navalny allegedly broke and what charges he might face.</p> <p>Navalny, already the subject of several criminal probes, responded on Twitter by calling the allegations "complete rubbish".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/russia-accuses-navalny-illegal-lawyer-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Law Social Issues Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin War AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768292 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia piles pressure on opposition leader with new accusation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/russia-piles-pressure-opposition-leader-new-accusation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Navalny accused of illegally gaining lawyer qualifications</p> <p>* Putin critic already faces three criminal inquiries</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Russian investigators said on Wednesday a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin had gained his qualifications as a lawyer illegally, piling more pressure on the opposition leader who already faces three criminal investigations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/russia-piles-pressure-opposition-leader-new-accusation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Law Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768305 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says protest leader has illegal lawyer licence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/russia-says-protest-leader-has-illegal-lawyer-licence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's main investigative body claimed Wednesday that Alexei Navalny, the charismatic leader of protests against President Vladimir Putin, illegally obtained his licence to practise law.</p> <p>Investigators said in a statement that the opposition leader and one of Russia's most popular bloggers gave "inaccurate" information to the bar.</p> <p>It was unclear which laws Navalny allegedly broke and what charges he may face.</p> <p>Navalny, already the subject of several criminal probes, responded on Twitter by calling the allegations "complete rubbish".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/russia-says-protest-leader-has-illegal-lawyer-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Law Social Issues Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin War AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768390 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia senator quits over citizenship scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russia-senator-quits-over-citizenship-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian senator submitted his resignation on Tuesday after a leading opposition anti-corruption crusader accused him of having property abroad and holding Israeli citizenship under a Hebrew name.</p> <p>Vitaly Malkin, a member of Russia's upper house the Federation Council has resigned, a parliament spokesman told AFP, quoting the head of the chamber's procedural committee Vadim Tyulpanov.</p> <p>An aide to Malkin, who represented the Siberian region of Buryatia, was not immediately available for comment. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russia-senator-quits-over-citizenship-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Malkin AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794055 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia senator quits over citizenship scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russia-senator-quits-over-citizenship-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian senator submitted his resignation on Tuesday after a leading opposition anti-corruption crusader accused him of having property abroad and holding Israeli citizenship under a Hebrew name.</p> <p>Vitaly Malkin, a member of Russia's upper house, the Federation Council, disputed the charge, saying he had renounced his passport in 2007 after a law was passed in 2006 banning state officials from having dual nationality. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russia-senator-quits-over-citizenship-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia Sergei Magnitsky AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794289 at http://www.globalpost.com Trial of Russia opposition leader Navalny to begin April 17 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/trial-russia-opposition-leader-navalny-begin-april-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Initial hearings in the trial of Alexei Navalny, a top critic of President Vladimir Putin charged last year in an embezzlement case, will begin in mid-April, a Russian court said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The trial will begin on April 17," Sergei Blinov, a judge with the Leninsky district court in the provincial city of Kirov who will preside over the case, told AFP. If found guilty, Navalny faces up to 10 years in jail.</p> <p>as/sjw/mfp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Alexey Navalny Corruption in Russia AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800037 at http://www.globalpost.com Trial of Russia opposition leader Navalny to begin April 17 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/trial-russia-opposition-leader-navalny-begin-april-17-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alexei Navalny, a leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin, will go on trial in mid-April on embezzlement charges, a Russian court said Wednesday, in a case supporters claim is politically motivated.</p> <p>The case against Navalny, one of the most charismatic figures in the opposition movement against Putin, concerns a probe into a business deal that was struck by the government of the Kirov region he advised in 2009. </p> <p>If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in jail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/trial-russia-opposition-leader-navalny-begin-april-17-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Labor Law Moscow theater hostage crisis Technology Vladimir Putin AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800060 at http://www.globalpost.com Trial of Russia opposition leader Navalny to begin April 17 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/trial-russia-opposition-leader-navalny-begin-april-17-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny will stand trial in mid-April on embezzlement charges, a court said Wednesday, in a case supporters say is aimed at removing President Vladimir Putin's top opponent from the political scene.</p> <p>The case against Navalny, one of the most outspoken figures in the anti-Putin opposition movement, concerns a probe into a business deal that was struck by the government of the Kirov region he advised in 2009.</p> <p>If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in jail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/trial-russia-opposition-leader-navalny-begin-april-17-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexei Navalny Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Labor Law Russia Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800103 at http://www.globalpost.com I want to be president: Russian opposition leader Navalny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/i-want-be-president-russian-opposition-leader-navalny <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Charismatic Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, declared his ambition to stand for president as he prepares for a trial that could see him jailed.</p> <p>Navalny said he expected to be convicted in the embezzlement case, which his supporters claim is politically motivated, but insisted he did not fear prison and would jail his top foes if he came to power.</p> <p>"I want to be president," he told the opposition Dozhd (Rain) television channel in a late-night interview Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/i-want-be-president-russian-opposition-leader-navalny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexei Navalny Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 06:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802499 at http://www.globalpost.com I want to be president: Russian opposition leader Navalny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/i-want-be-president-russian-opposition-leader-navalny-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Charismatic Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, declared his ambition to stand for president as he prepares for a trial that could see him jailed.</p> <p>Navalny said he expected to be convicted in the embezzlement case, which his supporters claim is politically motivated, but insisted he did not fear prison.</p> <p>He also said that he would jail his top foes in the unlikely event that he did come to power.</p> <p>"I want to be president," he told the opposition Dozhd (Rain) television channel in a late-night interview Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/i-want-be-president-russian-opposition-leader-navalny-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexei Navalny Alexey Navalny Business Corruption in Russia Government of Russia Technology AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802554 at http://www.globalpost.com