Alexei Navalny

Russia defends opposition leader Alexei Navalny's election ban

Russia defends opposition leader Alexei Navalny's election ban

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected concerns that its decision to ban opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Dec 26, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin in March vote

More than 15,000 Russians on Sunday endorsed the candidacy of Alexei Navalny.

Dec 25, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency

Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cleared the first hurdle on Sunday towards taking part in next year`s presidential election, even though the central election commission has previously ruled him ineligible to run.

Dec 24, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny released from jail after 25-day stint: Spokeswoman

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released from a Moscow prison on Friday, his spokeswoman said, after completing a 25-day sentence for repeatedly violating the law on organising public meetings.

Jul 07, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the Central Election Commission.

Jun 23, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Kremlin says Russia will not heed US calls to free protesters

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian authorities would not pay attention to US calls to release anti-government demonstrators who were detained on Monday during protests organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Nearly 1,000 held as Alexei Navalny supporters protest across Russia

Authorities detained Russian Opposition politician Alexei Navalny and nearly 1,000 of his supporters on Monday, as they mounted demonstrations across the nation against government corruption.

Jun 12, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Russian opposition leader, 250 protestors arrested amid mass rallies

Alongside the Moscow demonstration, another 212 protests are expected to be held across the country as part of a grassroots movement against corruption in the Kremlin.

Jun 12, 2017, 22:41 PM IST
Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition`s morale a year before a presidential election.

Mar 27, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Vladimir Putin's opponent splashed with green liquid

A leading political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin was splashed with a green liquid by an unidentified assailant, the media reported.

Mar 21, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin's foe Alexei Navalny given five-year suspended jail term

Russian President Vladimir Putin's foe Alexei Navalny given five-year suspended jail term

Top Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was found guilty on Wednesday of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence that threatens to end his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in a presidential poll next year.

Feb 09, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Putin's foe Navalny faces verdict that could end Kremlin bid

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday faced a guilty verdict in a trial that could end his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in next year`s presidential poll.

Feb 08, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny plans to run for president in 2018

Russian opposition figure and anti-graft campaigner Alexei Navalny announced on Tuesday he plans to run for president in 2018, causing a potential headache for the Kremlin.

Dec 13, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

Russia orders retrial of President Vladimir Putin's foe Alexei Navalny

Russia on Wednesday overturned a criminal conviction against opposition politician Alexei Navalny following a European court decision, but ruled he must face a fresh trial.

Nov 16, 2016, 22:30 PM IST

Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

On Thursday anti-corruption crusader Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against Putin, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by the president`s son-in-law.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:38 PM IST

Russia probes Kremlin critic ally after nixing vote registration

 Russian investigators on Wednesday questioned a top ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after excluding his coalition from a regional election. 

Aug 12, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Putin spokesman sparks row with `$620,000 watch`

 Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin`s spokesman flashing a watch worth an alleged $620,000 on Monday sparked controversy in the crisis-hit country.

Aug 03, 2015, 19:53 PM IST

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Russian scientists staged a rare anti-government demonstration today, amid fears that after cracking down on the media, rights activists and the opposition, the Kremlin is now training its sights on science.

Jun 06, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

Russia`s opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed Wednesday to contest next year`s parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

Apr 23, 2015, 07:48 AM IST

Kremlin critic Navalny, out of jail, vows to fight on

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday and said Russia`s opposition would continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week`s killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Mar 07, 2015, 07:07 AM IST