Alexei Navalny

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'Come Early': Navalny's Funeral Set for Friday
'Come Early': Navalny's
Funeral Set for Friday

'Come Early': Navalny's Funeral Set for Friday

Meanwhile, attorney who aided opposition leader's mother says he was briefly detained in Moscow

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny's funeral is set for Friday on the outskirts of Moscow, and his spokesperson has two words of advice for anyone hoping to attend, per the New York Times . "Come early," Kira Yarmysh wrote on X , noting that Navalny would be buried in Borisovskoye Cemetery after...

Navalny Ally Says He Was Close to Freedom

She claims Putin had opposition politician killed after changing his mind about prisoner swap

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny was close to being freed in a prisoner exchange before Vladimir Putin decided to go in a different, deadlier direction, according to Maria Pevchikh, a close Navalny ally. Navalny "could be sitting in this seat right now, right today. That's not a figure of speech, it...

Russia Releases Navalny's Body
Russia Releases Navalny's Body

Russia Releases Navalny's Body

Lyudmila Navalnaya apparently refused to negotiate with government

(Newser) - The Russian government has turned over the remains of Alexei Navalny to his mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, the opposition leader's aides said Saturday, per Al Jazeera . "Alexei's body was given to his mother. Thank you to everybody who demanded this with us," Navalny spokesperson Kira Yarmysh posted...

Navalny's Team: Russia Gave His Mother Long List of Terms

They reportedly must be met before his body is released

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny's body remains in the possession of Russia, and CNN reports the country's investigative committee has reportedly outlined more terms that must be met in order for his body to be released to his mother . Ivan Zhdanov, the head of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, outlines the conditions...

US Tries to Inflict Fresh Financial Pain on Russia

President Biden announced 500 new sanctions on Friday

(Newser) - Saturday represents the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the United States is marking the occasion by foisting 500 new sanctions on Russia, for both the war and the death last Friday of Alexei Navalny. The AP calls it "the largest single tranche of penalties" the...

Navalny's Mom: I've Seen His Body
Navalny's Mom:
I've Seen His Body

Navalny's Mom: I've Seen His Body

Lyudmila Navalnaya says authorities are 'blackmailing me ... about how my son should be buried'

(Newser) - The mother of Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that she has seen her son's body and that she is resisting strong pressure by authorities to agree to a secret burial outside the public eye. Speaking in a video statement from the Arctic city of Salekhard,...

Theories on Navalny's Death Begin to Emerge

As his mother files suit in an effort to get her son's body

(Newser) - The whereabouts of Alexei Navalny's body remain unknown, as does his cause of death . Russian authorities have said they will not release his body for the next two weeks as the preliminary inquest into his Friday death continues. But his mother has been fighting for access to her son'...

3 Points From Trump's Fox News Town Hall

Former POTUS once again compares his legal issues to Navalny's death

(Newser) - Donald Trump again made a comparison between his own legal troubles and the imprisonment and death of Alexei Navalny, doubling down on comments he made shortly after the Russian dissident died while jailed in a remote arctic prison. "Navalny is a very sad situation and he's very brave,...

Russian Defector Found Shot to Death in Spain

Maksim Kuzminov flew his Russian army helicopter into Ukraine last summer

(Newser) - A Russian soldier who defected to Ukraine in a dramatic fashion last summer has been murdered in Spain, reports the BBC . Authorities there identified a bullet-ridden body found in the port city of Alicante as that of Maksim Kuzminov, per the AP . In August, Kuzminov flew his Russian military helicopter...

US to Hit Russia With 'Major Sanctions' After Navalny Death

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says a 'substantial package' is on the way

(Newser) - The White House says it is preparing additional "major sanctions" on Russia in response to opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death in an Arctic penal colony. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the sanctions, on the eve of the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, "will...

Navalny Letters Reveal Last Stretch of Prison Life

Among other things, he viewed a second Trump term as 'really scary,' reports the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained excerpts of private letters Alexei Navalny wrote in the final months of his life from Russian prisons, and they reveal that he stayed mentally sharp despite brutal physical conditions. He wrote of reading 44 books in English in a year, and he craved details...

She Assumes the Role She Never Wanted
She Assumes
the Role She
Never Wanted

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She Assumes the Role She Never Wanted

Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexei Navalny, says she will carry on her husband's fight

(Newser) - Yulia Navalnaya always kept a remarkably low profile even as husband Alexei Navalny became a well-known figure around the world in his opposition to Vladimir Putin. All that has changed since the death of Navalny in a remote Russian penal colony. On Monday, the 47-year-old Navalnaya promised to continue her...

Trump Makes First Comments on Navalny
Trump Makes
First Comments
on Navalny

Trump Makes First Comments on Navalny

He draws a comparison to his legal trouble in the US, doesn't mention Putin

(Newser) - President Trump on Monday addressed for the first time the death of Alexei Navalny in a Russian prison, though he didn't mention Vladimir Putin, unlike his main 2024 rivals. Instead, the former president drew a parallel to his own legal problems, reports the Hill :
  • "The sudden death of

Navalny's Widow Issues Defiant Video

'I will continue the work of Alexei,' announces Yulia Navalnaya

(Newser) - If it wasn't immediately clear who would fill the void in Russia's opposition camp after the death of Alexei Navalny , it is now: His widow, Yulia Navalnaya, released a defiant video Monday in which she pledged, "I will continue the work of Alexei Navalny," reports the...

Russia Detains Navalny Mourners
Russia Detains
Navalny Mourners
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Russia Detains Navalny Mourners

Global outpouring decries opposition leader's loss

(Newser) - People around the world—including Russians in dozens of cities and world leaders at a conference in Germany—paid tribute Sunday to Alexei Navalny. The Russian opposition leader's death at age 47, while detained in a penal colony, was announced Friday. The government detained some of the mourners, the...

Navalny Rep Confirms Death, Says He Was Murdered

She also says Navalny's body isn't in Russian morgue where it's supposed to be

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny's spokesperson confirmed Saturday that the Russian opposition leader had died at a remote Arctic penal colony and said he was "murdered." She demanded that his body be handed over to his family. An official note handed to Navalny's mother stated that he died at...

Navalny Smiled and Joked in Court Appearance Thursday

Russian news video shows dissident in good spirits

(Newser) - "I am running out of money," Alexei Navalny told a judge in a jokey court appearance by video hookup on Thursday. "And thanks to your decisions, it will run out even faster. So please send me something. And you guys in the detention centers pitch in as...

Biden: Navalny Death Is 'Proof of Putin's Brutality'

US president blames Russian leader for dissident's death in prison

(Newser) - President Biden spoke at the White House on Friday after the death of dissident Alexei Navalny in a Russian penal colony, and he made clear who he thinks is to blame. "Make no mistake, make no mistake, (Vladimir) Putin is responsible for Navalny's death," he said. "...

Navalny's Wife Says Putin Will Be Held Accountable
Putin Blasted for 'Brutality'
After Navalny's Death

Putin Blasted for 'Brutality' After Navalny's Death

Opposition figure's wife says Putin will be held accountable 'very soon'

(Newser) - World leaders reacted with shock and anger Friday to the reported death of Alexei Navalny , Russia's most prominent opposition figure, in an Arctic prison colony. Authorities did not immediately disclose the cause of the 47-year-old's death, but family members and supporters had long said that Navalny was being...

Alexei Navalny Dead at 47
Alexei Navalny
Is Dead at 47

Alexei Navalny Is Dead at 47

Putin critic was being held in Arctic penal colony

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic is dead, according to Russia's prison service. The prison service in the Yamalo-Nenets district said Alexei Navalny "felt unwell" during a walk Friday and "almost immediately lost consciousness," the BBC reports. Efforts to resuscitate him proved unsuccessful and emergency doctors...

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