Tag: Vladimir Putin

Navalny’s Rostov employees jailed

by Sarah Hurst The coordinator of Alexei Navalny’s headquarters in Rostov-on-Don, Anastasia Deyneka, has been jailed for eight days, and campaign employee Vladimir Kobzev for 10 days. Journalist and campaign employee Timofey Martynenko has been fined 250,000 roubles ($4,421), and campaign employee Leonid Sankin 75,000 roubles ($1,326), OVD-Info […]

Putin takes aim at Navalny’s donations

by Sarah Hurst Transparency is one of the big differences between Alexei Navalny’s election campaign and Vladimir Putin’s, Navalny said on a video today, titled “Navalny vs. Putin: The Difference is the Money.” At the beginning of January Putin already claimed to have the maximum allowable amount of […]

Putin launches Soviet-style website

by Sarah Hurst “A strong president – a strong Russia” is Vladimir Putin’s election slogan, now gracing his new campaign website and billboards all over the country. Remarkably, with very little effort Putin has reportedly already collected 500,000 signatures in his own support, and will continue to collect […]

Navalny and Putin offer New Year greetings

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny has published a short New Year’s address to the Russian people in the style of the president’s annual address, but in front of a drawing of the Kremlin instead of the real one. Yesterday Russia’s Supreme Court upheld the Central Electoral Commission’s decision […]