Alexei Navalny

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Alexei Navalny

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. 60 minutes called Navalny ‘’the man trying to beat Putin’ in a program aired in December 2017. [2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203986604577257321601811092?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970203986604577257321601811092.html
  2. "The man trying to beat Putin". www.cbsnews.com.
  3. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/04/110404fa_fact_ioffe?currentPage=all The New Yorker
  4. "Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin critic". 15 March 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.