Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader and political prisoner (born 1976)

Alexei Anatolievich Navalny (рус. Алексей Анатольевич Навальный) (born 4 June 1976) is a Russian lawyer, politician, and activist. He is a known critic of President Vladimir Putin.[1]

Alexei Navalny
Born4 June 1976 Edit this on Wikidata (age 47)
Butyn Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
  • Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Yale University
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPolitician, lawyer, activist Edit this on Wikidata
Political partyRussia of the Future Edit this on Wikidata
Spouse(s)Yulia Navalnaya Edit this on Wikidata
FamilyOleg Navalny Edit this on Wikidata
  • Person of the Year (2009)
  • FP Top 100 Global Thinkers (2011)
  • Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience (2015)
  • Time 100 (2017, 2021)
  • Gold Play Button (2018)
  • Courage Award (2021)
  • Boris Nemtsov Prize (2021)
  • Sakharov Prize (2021)
  • M100 Media Award (Christian Lindner, 2021)
  • The BOBs
  • Civil Courage Prize (2022)
  • Bambi Award (Bambi Award 2023, 2023) Edit this on Wikidata
Website Edit this on Wikidata
Position heldparty leader (Russia of the Future, 2013–) Edit this on Wikidata

Early life change

Navalny was born in Butyn to a Ukrainian father and Russian mother. In 1993 he started his law degree at Peoples’ Friendship University, in Moscow. In 1998 he graduated.[2] In 2000, Navalny joined the Russian United Democratic Party, "Yabloko".

Career change

He became known through his LiveJournal blog. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most."[3] In September 2013 Navalny came second in the Moscow mayoral election. Navalny is a Russian Opposition Coordination Council member. He is a Yale World Fellow. 60 minutes called Navalny ‘’the man trying to beat Putin’ in a program aired in December 2017.[4]

He was a candidate for President of Russia in the 2018 election. He ran against President Vladimir Putin.

On January 2021, he published his investigation about Putin's palace. Because of it, rallies of Navalny's supporters had been started. [5]

Personal life change

Navalny was poisoned by Putin on August 2020. After this incident and after being in hospital, Navalny is in prison.

He has two children and wife. He met his wife after a vacation in Turkey in 1999.[6][7]

2020 poisoning and arrest change

On 20 August 2020, Navalny was poisoned during a flight from Tomsk, Siberia to Moscow and was hospitalized in Omsk. He was soon in a coma, on a ventilator.[8][9][10] On 7 September 2020, he woke up from the coma,[11] and on 14 September, he was taken off the ventilator. He was released on 22 September.[12]

On 17 January 2021, he went back to Russia, where he was arrested for going against terms of a suspended jail sentence.[13]

On 4 August 2023, Navalny was given an increased sentence of 19 years in prison for extremism charges.[14]

Awards change

References change

  1. "Who is Alexei Navalny: Tech-savvy anti-corruption fighter and thorn in Putin's side". Sky News. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  2. Ioffe, Julia. "Net Impact". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  3. Kaminski, Matthew (2012-03-03). "The Man Vladimir Putin Fears Most". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  4. "The man trying to beat Putin".
  5. "How village near Putin's palace feels about Alexey Navalny".
  6. "Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin critic". 15 March 2018 – via
  7. "Alexei Navalny was poisoned one year ago. His fate tells us a lot about Putin's Russia". 20 August 2021 – via
  8. DeMarche, Edmund (20 August 2020). "Alexei Navalny, a top Putin foe, allegedly poisoned: reports". Fox News. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  9. "Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in intensive care after airport tea 'poisoning'". Telegraph Media Group Limited. 20 August 2020.
  10. "Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny 'poisoned'". BBC News. 20 August 2020.
  11. "Russia's Navalny out of coma after poisoning". BBC News. 2020-09-07. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  12. "Navalny Taken Off Ventilator as Novichok Recovery Continues – German Hospital". The Moscow Times. 14 September 2020.
  13. "Russia Navalny: Poisoned opposition leader held after flying home". BBC News. 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  14. "Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny given more jail time on extremism charges". CNN. Retrieved August 4, 2023.[permanent dead link]
  15. "Alexej Nawalny bekommt Menschenrechtspreis der EU" (in German). Der Spiegel. 2021-10-20. ISSN 2195-1349. Archived from the original on 2021-10-20. Retrieved 2021-10-20.