Tag: Russia

Navalny booted out of the election

by Sarah Hurst A day after submitting his nomination papers to Russia’s Central Electoral Commission, Alexei Navalny has been officially barred from the presidential election on March 18 on the pretext that he has a criminal conviction. Russia’s Constitution says that anyone who is competent and who is […]

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 […]