Latest Alexey Navalny News

Navalny's team calls protests amid reports of failing health

Apr. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny’s health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike. Leonid Volkov, a top...

Navalny's doctor: Putin critic 'could die at any moment'

Apr. 17, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, says his health is deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could be on the verge of death. Physician Yaroslav Ashikhmin said...

Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him

Apr. 16, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike since March 31, on Friday described threats to force-feed him, using “straitjacket and other pleasures.” In an Instagram post, Navalny said an official told him that a...

US broadcaster asks European court to block Russian fines

Apr. 16, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is asking the European Court of Human Rights to block Russia from enforcing penalties that could cost the broadcaster millions of dollars. Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor last year ordered broadcasters...

Top associate of Navalny convicted of trespassing in Russia

Apr. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russia's imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted of trespassing Thursday and handed a suspended sentence of one year community service after she tried to doorstep an alleged security operative believed to be involved in Navalny’s...

Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

Apr. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to announce sanctions in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference, a senior administration official said Wednesday night. The...

Russia targets student magazine with raids, criminal charges

Apr. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Wednesday charged four editors of an online student magazine with encouraging minors to take part in illegal activity for a report about the nationwide protests supporting jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. All four were...

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Apr. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency. Biden also told Putin the U.S. would “act...

Putin foe Navalny says he sues prison for withholding Quran

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday he was suing his prison for withholding the Quran, which he intended to study while serving time outside Moscow. Navalny has been on a hunger strike for two weeks, protesting prison...

Lavrov says US policy towards Russia is 'dumb,' ineffective

Apr. 08, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat on Thursday described U.S. policy toward Moscow as “dumb” and warned that his country will retaliate if Washington imposes new sanctions. Asked about the prospect of new sanctions from Washington, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...