Navalny finds Paris apartment of Peskov’s ex-wife

by Sarah Hurst Dmitri Peskov, the moustachioed press secretary for Vladimir Putin, purchased an apartment on Place Victor Hugo in Paris for his ex-wife Catherine Solotsinskaya and daughter Liza Peskova for 1.8 million euros in September 2016, Alexei Navalny claims in his latest video. Navalny found Solotsinskaya’s address […]

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 […]

Navalny launches election manifesto

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny has announced his manifesto for the Russian presidential election, scheduled for March 18 – from which he is still banned because of a conviction on fabricated charges. He launched the manifesto with a series of short videos drawing attention to the problems in […]

Putin’s victory tour

by Sarah Hurst Vladimir Putin demonstrated to Russians yesterday that he is the leader of the world’s most important superpower, making a surprise visit to Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and then seeing his ruthless counterparts Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. As Donald […]

Navalny on the march

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny held three more rallies this weekend, in Barnaul, Novokuznetsk and Kaliningrad. Last time Navalny was in Barnaul, in March to open his campaign headquarters there, he was sprayed in the face with green chemicals while he was walking down the street. He wasn’t […]