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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." 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. 60 minutes called Navalny ‘’the man trying to beat Putin’ in a program aired in December 2017. 
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. In 2000, Navalny joined the Russian United Democratic Party, "Yabloko".
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- http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/04/110404fa_fact_ioffe?currentPage=all The New Yorker