Alexei Navalny

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Alexei Anatolievich Navalny (born 4 June 1976) is a Russian lawyer, politician, and activist. He became known through his LiveJournal blog. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most."[1] In September 2013 Navalny came second in the Moscow mayoral election. Navalny is a Russian Opposition Coordination Council member. He is a Yale World Fellow.

Early life[change | change source]

Navalny was born in Butyn to a Ukrainian father and Russian mother. In 1993 he started his law degree at Peoples’ Friendship University, in Moscow. In 1998 he graduated.[2] In 2000, Navalny joined the Russian United Democratic Party, "Yabloko".

Personal life[change | change source]

Navalny lives in Moscow with his wife and two children.[3]

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