Alexei Navalny

Doctor Says Russia Keeping Her from Examining Political Prisoner Alexei Navalny

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s personal doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, on Tuesday claimed the prison did not allow her and a group of physicians to examine him amid concerns of his rapidly deteriorating health. Meanwhile, the Russian government has asserted that the European Court of Human Right’s (ECHR) ban on releasing Navalny’s personal health documents is part of a large coverup campaign orchestrated to benefit western intelligence operatives.

Alliance of Doctors union's leader Anastasia Vasilyeva stands next to the gate of the IK-3 penal colony where jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was reportedly transferred in the city of Vladimir on April 20, 2021. - Russia's penitentiary service said on April 19, 2021, it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic …

Amnesty International Admits to ‘Undermining’ Alexei Navalny in Prank Zoom Call

A pair of pro-Kremlin humorists who call themselves “Vovan and Lexus” on Thursday tricked top Amnesty International (AI) managers into admitting they “undermined” captive Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, and seriously damaged their own credibility, by stripping Navalny of his “prisoner of conscience” status this week after an intense pressure campaign orchestrated by Russian media operatives.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny looks on ahead of a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg on November 15, 2018. - ?Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny heads on November 15 to the European Court of Human Rights which will rule on whether his repeated arrests …

Russian Journalist Says Prison Sentence Is Punishment for Joke Retweet

The Tverskoi district court in Moscow has sentenced Sergei Smirnov, editor of the news site Mediazona, to 25 days in jail for “repeated violations” of mass gathering restrictions, though he contends it was a joke tweet in which he suggested a resemblance between himself and Russian rock star Dmitry Spirin, who has openly backed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, that landed him in hot water, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL) reported Wednesday.

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 25: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGES EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 0001GMT AUGUST 26, 2005) 19 year old inmate James looks out of the window of the Young Offenders Institution attached to Norwich Prison on August 25, 2005 in Norwich, England. A Chief Inspector of Prisons report on …

Russia’s Population Drops to 15-Year Low

Russia’s population dropped by over half a million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the country’s Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) revealed on Thursday. The drop is the largest on record since 2005.

A man wearing a protective facemask walks on Red Square in downtown Moscow on February 19, 2020. - Russia on February 18, 2020 said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, local news …

Report: Russia Ties up and Deports Lawyer Working with Dissident Navalny

A Belarusian lawyer working for dissident Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) claims Russian police forcibly removed him from the country, binding him with handcuffs and tossing a sack over his head before driving him across the border and handing him over to Belarusian authorities, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL) reported Tuesday.

A Russian soldier of the special forces stands guard a street next to the FSB security service's office in Moscow on December 19, 2019. - Gunfire broke out in central Moscow near an office of the FSB security service on DEcember 19, with armed officers seen running through a busy …

Arrest of Poisoned Dissident Alexei Navalny Prompts Protests in Russia

Dozens of protesters demonstrated on Monday outside of a Moscow police station demanding the release of prominent Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, whom authorities arrested at a Moscow airport upon his return to the country and placed on trial for violating the terms of a suspended prison sentence.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted out of a police station on January 18, 2021, in Khimki, outside Moscow, following the court ruling that ordered him jailed for 30 days. - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday urged Russians to stage mass anti-government protests during a court hearing after his …