Tag: Russia

Navalny holds four more rallies

by Sarah Hurst This weekend Alexei Navalny held rallies in Perm, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod and Chelyabinsk. All were attended by large crowds in temperatures well below zero. In Perm, as previously in Izhevsk, residents of a building invited Navalny to speak on their property, circumventing local authorities. This […]

Irkutsk and Kemerovo rallies

By Sarah Hurst After filing his lawsuit against Vladimir Putin for refusing to give him permission for rallies, Alexei Navalny held two more successful rallies in Irkutsk and Kemerovo this weekend. He bypassed local authorities altogether by getting invitations to appear on private property. The owner of a […]

Navalny to sue Putin

By Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny says he will sue Vladimir Putin and his administration for ordering regional authorities to refuse to host his rallies. First Navalny had trouble getting permission for rallies in cities of more than a million people, then cities of more than half a million. […]

Putin ramps up fright factor

by Sarah Hurst Kremlin retribution against Alexei Navalny’s top campaigners and supporters is intensifying. This morning the head of Navalny’s Moscow headquarters, Nikolai Lyaskin, was greeted at home by police blocking his car and demanding that he accompany them to the station. He did so and was held […]