Alexey Anatolyevich Navalny
Alexey Anatolyevich Navalny is a lawyer, a popular opposition blogger and a public figure, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, the chairman of the Progress Party. In the past, he was a member of the board of directors of Aeroflot. He ran for mayor of Moscow in the elections of 2013 and took second place.
PUBLIC AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
In 2000, Alexei Navalny joined the Yabloko Democratic Party, was a member of the Federal Political Council of the party. Two years later, he was elected to the regional council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko. From 2004 to 2007, Navalny led the Moscow regional branch office. Alexey Navalny was in the Yabloko party. In 2007, Navalny was expelled from Yabloko. The reason was cited “causing political damage to the party, in particular, nationalist activities.” As Navalny himself argued, the real reason for his expulsion is the demand for the resignation of the leader of Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky. In 2004, Navalny founded the “Committee for the Protection of Muscovites,” a citywide movement that opposes corruption in the field of urban planning and the violation of citizens’ rights. A year later, Alexey, along with like-minded people, stood at the origins of a new youth movement called “YES!”. He also began to coordinate the project “Police with the people.” Rally “Committee for the Protection of Muscovites.”
Since 2006, Navalny has coordinated the “Political Debates” project and acted as editor-in-chief of the “Fight Club” program at the TVC. In 2007, he co-founded the National Democratic People movement, together with the writer Zakhar Prilepin and Sergey Gulyaev. It was planned that the “People” would later join the coalition “Other Russia”, but this did not happen. Political debates of Navalny and Lebedev Video not working? Read: Why do people get divorced after decades of marriage? In 2008, Navalny founded the organization Union of Minority Shareholders, which defended the rights of private investors. Navalny took part in the nationalist processions “Russian March”. In 2008, he witnessed the brutal detention of the leader of the “Slavic Union” Dmitry Demushkin by riot police and was ready to defend him in court. Alexey Navalny adheres to nationalist views. In 2008, information appeared about the creation of the “Russian National Movement”, which included the organizations “Great Russia”, “Narod”, and the DPNI. Navalny declared that the movement plans to participate in elections to the State Duma. But in 2011, the movement ceased operations. Video Navalny in support of the movement “People”.
In 2009, Navalny became a freelance advisor to the governor of the Kirov region, Nikita Belykh, who, as the editors of uznayvse.ru would like to note, was arrested in the summer of 2016 on charges of accepting a bribe. ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTIVITY In May 2008, Navalny, in his blog, announced that he, together with like-minded people, intends to find out why the trader Gunvor sells the oil of large Russian state-owned companies. According to Alexei, he appealed to the heads of Rosneft, Surgutneftegaz and Gazprom Neft, but did not receive an explanation. By the way, Navalny is a minority shareholder of Surgutneftegaz, Rosneft, Gazpromneft, VTB. In late 2010, Navalny announced the creation of the RosPil project, which intended to combat abuses in the field of public procurement. By May 2011, the project reported on the discovery of frauds with state auctions worth 1.6 billion rubles, and with the help of RosPil participants, frauds worth 337 million rubles were stopped. The project received an award from the international blog competition The BOBs as the most useful resource for society. Navalny is often accused of collaborating with Western intelligence agencies.