Latest Alexey Navalny News

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...

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

Apr. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — They're not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China's Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the two superpowers...

Lawyer: Russian opposition leader Navalny has spinal hernias

Apr. 07, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has complained of serious back and leg pain in custody, said Wednesday that doctors have found him to be suffering from two spinal hernias. Vadim Kobzev told the Interfax news agency...

Russia: Navalny supporters denied prison visit and detained

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained Tuesday outside a penal colony east of Moscow where the Kremlin critic is currently serving time. Navalny has been on hunger strike for nearly a week to protest what he says is the...

'We failed the test' of COVID-19, says human rights champion

Apr. 07, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Agnès Callamard is best known for her investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and has made a career uncovering extrajudicial killings. The French human rights expert's focus on rights abuses is taking on new dimensions as she...

Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia's leader

Apr. 05, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset...

Twitter slowdown in Russia until mid-May; no block for now

Apr. 05, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities said Monday they would continue to slow down Twitter until mid-May, but wouldn't block the social media platform for now because it has started to remove banned content faster. The announcement marks somewhat of a reprieve in the...

Russia fines Twitter for not taking down calls to protest

Apr. 02, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Friday fined Twitter for not taking down calls encouraging minors to take part in unauthorized rallies, the latest in a series of moves against the social media giant that has been used to amplify dissent in Russia. The court found...

Russian FM says relations with West have 'hit the bottom'

Apr. 01, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat said Thursday that the country's relations with the United States and its allies have “hit the bottom” and no date has been set for sending the Russian ambassador back to Washington. Russia recalled its ambassador to the United...

Putin critic Navalny loses weight, blames harsh prison

Apr. 01, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has lost a substantial amount of weight in custody, his organization said Thursday, a day after the well-known government critic called a hunger strike to protest what he called poor medical care. A post...