Navalny, Alexey Anatolievich

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May 28, 2022

Alexey Anatolyevich Navalny (born June 4, 1976, Butyn, Odintsovo district, Moscow region, RSFSR, USSR) is a Russian political and public figure, lawyer and video blogger. One of the leaders of the Russian opposition. Gained initial notoriety for his investigations into corruption in Russia. Creator of the Anti-Corruption Fund, which unites subsidiaries: Smart Voting, Navalny Trade Union, RosPil, RosZhKH, RosYama, RosVybory, Kind Machine of Truth, author of YouTube channels: Alexei Navalny", "Navalny LIVE" and "Popular Politics" (former "Navalny's Headquarters"). He took second place in the 2013 Moscow mayoral election, receiving 27.24% of the vote and losing to Sergei Sobyanin. Since November 2013, he has been the head of the Central Council of the Russia of the Future political party. In December 2016, he announced his intention to participate in the presidential elections in Russia, which took place in March 2018. According to the editors of Vedomosti, he was actually the only politician who conducted a full-fledged election campaign in 2017, however, on December 25, 2017, the CEC refused to register him due to an outstanding conviction in the Kirovles case. In 2017-2018 he was the leader of the mass protest movement in Russia. Since the early 2010s, he has been an accused, defendant and witness in a number of criminal, administrative, civil and arbitration cases that international human rights organizations consider politically motivated. The most resonant of them are the Kirovles Case and the Yves Rocher Case. In both cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Navalny, and the cases were found to be falsified. The ECHR also recognized seven episodes of detention and administrative arrests of Navalny in 2012-2014 as politically motivated. In total, Navalny won 6 complaints against the Russian authorities in the ECHR for a total of 225 thousand euros. In 2009, Navalny was recognized by the Vedomosti newspaper as the "Person of the Year". In 2012 and 2021, Time magazine included him in the ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in June 2017, in the list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet. In 2017 and 2019 he was chosen as the Politician of the Year according to Vedomosti. According to the Romir research center, autumn�