Category: Background

Navalny launches his campaign

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny announced that he would run for president of Russia on December 13, 2016. On February 8, 2017 a judge in Kirov found Navalny guilty of embezzlement and gave him a five-year suspended sentence, which meant that he would be ineligible to participate in […]

What are Alexei Navalny’s policies?

Banking Navalny has criticised the government for rescuing failing banks with taxpayers’ money. Business Navalny promises to reduce taxes on small business and regulation and make Russia’s economy less dependent on oil and gas. He would also cancel the Plato lorry drivers’ tax that sparked mass protests. Chechnya […]