Tag Archive | alexei navalny

Navalny smear campaign?

From RT: “Russia’s parliamentary majority party, United Russia, has dismissed as provocation a report that it hired PR specialists and bloggers to discredit popular anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny. ­The report about United Russia’s alleged activities appeared in the Monday edition of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper. The article quoted a source in a “large Moscow advertising […]

Russia’s Opposition Takes National Fight Local

It appears that the Russian opposition movement has switched its tactics from the national level to a grassroots outreach in generating support for political change. From Voice of America: “The arrival of Navalny and other leaders from Moscow is part of a new opposition strategy to take the fight for clean government to Russia’s regions.  […]

Update: Opposition leaders arrested and detained following election result protests in Moscow

From Reuters: Several news media outlets have reported that hundreds of protestors have been arrested and detained by police during the mass demonstrations following Sunday’s presidential election results.  Among them is Alexei Navalny, main opposition figure and political activist blogger. Read more about Navalny’s arrest, the EU’s criticism of the elections and US pressure to conduct investigations on […]

McFaul Epitomizes Embrace of Social Media

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul took to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday in an attempt to refute charges that he’s promoting regime change in Russia. In doing so, he also highlighted the embassy’s unprecedented reliance on Twitter and Facebook to connect with the Russian public and fight an onslaught of negative reports in the state-run media. McFaul called foul on Russia Today over a Tuesday op-ed by analyst Igor Panarin accusing him of plotting to turn anti-corruption […]

Alexei Navalny Interview

“If the things I write in my blog were to be said on television and written about in the broadsheets, then nobody would need me or the Internet. But you can’t say these things on television, so when I began saying them on the Internet, I had a sort of exclusive.” Anti-Putin Russian blogger Alexei […]

Alexei Navalny: Russia’s new rebel who has Vladimir Putin in his sights

euralmanac: On a freezing winter day last month, a tall man with blond hair walked up to a microphone in northern Moscow and began speaking to 80,000 people. This was not a rock concert or a football match. It was a demonstration against the government – the biggest in Russia since the fall of the […]