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Navalny in 2017
|Leader of Russia of the Future
People’s Alliance, 2013–2014; Progress Party, 2014–2018
17 November 2013
|Preceded by||Office established|
Alexei Anatolievich Navalny
4 June 1976
Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Russia of the Future (since 2018)|
|Occupation||Lawyer, activist, politician|
|Awards||Yale World Fellow (2010)|
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. In 2000, Navalny joined the Russian United Democratic Party, "Yabloko".
He became known through his LiveJournal blog. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most." 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.
Navalny lives in Moscow with his wife and two children.
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. On 7 September 2020, he woke up from the coma, and on 14 September, he was taken off the ventilator. He was released on 22 September.
On 17 January 2021, he went back to Russia, where he was arrested for going against terms of a suspended jail sentence.
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