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Alexei Navalny
Алексе́й Нава́льный
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Navalny in 2017
Leader of Russia of the Future
People’s Alliance, 2013–2014; Progress Party, 2014–2018
Assumed office
17 November 2013
Preceded by Office established
Personal details
Born
Alexei Anatolievich Navalny

4 June 1976 (1976-06-04) (age 45)
Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Russia of the Future (since 2018)
Other political
affiliations
  • Progress Party (2013–18)
  • Yabloko (2000–07)
Spouse(s) Yulia Navalnaya
Children 2
Residence Moscow
Education
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
  • Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Yale University (no degree)
Occupation Lawyer, activist, politician
Known for
  • Leader of the Progress Party
  • Anti-corruption campaigner
Awards Yale World Fellow (2010)

Alexei Anatolievich Navalny (born 4 June 1976) is a Russian lawyer, politician, and activist. He is a known critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Early life

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".

Career

Алексей и Юлия Навальные после одного из заседаний суда
Navalny and his wife Yulia

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.

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

Personal life

Navalny lives in Moscow with his wife and two children.

2020 poisoning

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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