Alexei Navalny

Political Activist Alexei Navalny Full Name: Alexei Navalny
Nationality:

Russian

Profession: Political Activist
Why Famous: One of the main Russian opposition leaders, Navalny is the leader of the Progress Party and has been described as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most."

A frequent critic of what he calls massive corruption around Putin and Putin's allies, Navalny came second in the 2013 Moscow mayoralty election but has been repeatedly banned from running in elections, including the 2018 presidential election. He has been arrested and imprisoned several times.

Navalny termed the phrase "party of crooks and thieves" to describe Putin's political party.

Born: June 4, 1976 (41 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Butyn, Russia

Historical Events in the Life of Alexei Navalny

  • 2017-03-26 Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny
  • 2017-06-12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies

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