Alexey Navalny

Alexey Navalny

Anti-Corruption Activist and Blogger
Founder, Minority Shareholders Association

Alexey is a lawyer, political and financial activist and politician. In September 2013 he ran in the Moscow mayoral election, challenging a Kremlin-backed incumbent for the seat. He came in second place with 27 percent of the vote but gained international recognition for the populist campaign targeting corruption and promoting democracy. Alexey has spearheaded legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders. He has successfully forced companies to disclose more information to their shareholders and has sued individual managers at several major corporations for allegedly corrupt practices. Alexey is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party YABLOKO. In 2010, he launched RosPil, a public project funded by unprecedented fundraising in Russia. In 2011 he started RosYama, an organization combating fraud in the road construction sector. 


Navalny Publishes Photos of Officials’ Suspected Luxury Real Estate, The Moscow Times, November 28, 2013

Moscow Mayoral Elections a Test for Kremlin Political Strategy, World Politics Review, July 24, 2013
Blumenthal Urges Russian Government to Overturn Conviction of Russian Activist Alexei Navalny, Press Release from US Senator Richard Blumenthal, July 24, 2013
Judge Frees Russian Opposition Leader During Appeal, The New York Times, July 19, 2013
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released 1 day after his conviction pending appeal, The Washington Post, July 19, 2013
Before the Sentence…Alexei Navalny’s statement on the eve of his sentencing, The Interpreter (Originally published in Russian by Live Journal), July 18, 2013
Russian Court Convicts Opposition Leader, The New York Times, July 18, 2013
Profile: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, BBC News, July 18, 2013
Prosecutor Urges Six-Year Term for Russian Opposition Leader, The New York Times, July 5, 2013
Time 100: The 100 most influential people in the world, Time, April 18, 2012
They Will Lock Up Many More, By Alexey Navalny, The Intepreter (Originally published in Russian in The New Times), April 15, 2013
A Putin nemesis gains ground, CNN - Fortune, March 26, 2012
The Man Vladimir Putin Fears Most, Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2012
Alexei Navalny: Scourge of Russia’s Elite, BBC News, February 12, 2012
Navalny Released from Jail, Looks to Uncertain Future, Yale Daily News, December 22, 2011
Confronting Corruption in the Developing World, The Politic, December 20, 2011
World Fellow Awaits Release as Russian Protests Continue, Yale Daily News, December 17, 2011
In Russia, Words Then Deeds, The Washington Post, December 12, 2011
Rally Defying Putin’s Party Draws Tens of Thousands, The New York Times, December 10, 2011
Rousing Russia With a Phrase, The New York Times, December 9, 2011
Intrepid Blogger Putin’s Worst Nightmare, The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2011
All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters, TIMES World, December 9, 2011
Putin’s Big Mistake? The New Yorker, December 6, 2011
The Only Electable Russian is Alexei Navalny, The Moscow Times, November 30, 2011
The NavalnyLeaks Smear Campaign, The Moscow Times, November 7, 2011
Navalny says it’s theatre, but personal, The Moscow Times, September 27, 2011
Officials in Russian tax fraud case stashed millions offshore, The Washington Post, April 18, 2011
Net Impact: One Man’s Cyber Crusade Against Russian Corruption, The New Yorker, April 4, 2011
Russian Site Aims to Expose State Corruption, The New York Times, March 27, 2011
World Fellow faces investigation Yale Daily News, January 19, 2011.
After months of inaction, Russia opens inquiry into Mercedes bribery case, The Washington Post, November 12, 2010.
Blogger Navalny Tries to Prove that Fighting Regime is Fun, Global Voices, October 27, 2010.


Alexey Navalny’s Speech at Bolotnaya Square, May 6, 2013

‘I am not afraid of them’, Russian activist Aleksei Navalny, BBC News, April 17, 2013

Russian Spring: ‘iPads have replaced rifles,’ says blogger, MSNBC, February 29, 2012
Ghosts of Gadhafi are Haunting Putin, PBS, February 29, 2012
Extreme World Corruption, BBC World TV, December 9, 2010.


Russian Opposition Leader Convicted Amid Controversy, NPR, July 19, 2013
Man Credited With Galvanizing Russians to Protest is Yale World Fellow, WNPR, December 12, 2011
Kremlin Cracks Down, Arrests Prominent Critic, NPR: All Things Considered, December 8, 2011

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