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  • Russia complains of 'election interference' to US ambassador

    09/10/2021 6:59:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10 September 2021 | ByThe Associated Press
    MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan, to complain about alleged interference by American “digital giants” in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary election. A ministry statement said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov claimed Russia "possesses irrefutable evidence of the violation of Russian legislation by American ‘digital giants’.... ....The statement did not give details of the complaint, but Russian authorities have pressured Google and Apple to remove apps of the Smart Voting initiative designed by the team of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The program aims to advise voters which candidates are in the best position to...
  • Fact Sheet: United States Imposes Additional Costs on Russia for the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny

    08/22/2021 10:17:04 PM PDT · by thegagline · 14 replies
    Department of State ^ | 08/20/2021 | Department of State
    CBW ACT SANCTIONS Description of Sanctions: Pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the CBW Act), the United States will impose a second round of sanctions on the Russian Federation over its use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny. New sanctions imposed today under the CBW Act include: Restrictions on the permanent imports of certain Russian firearms. New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial....
  • Russia officially declares Alexey Navalny's movement, the biggest opposition force, an "extremist" group

    06/10/2021 11:03:36 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 10, 2021 | Mary Ilyushina
    Moscow — A court in the Russian capital has granted government prosecutors' their wish, formally designating the anti-corruption and political movement led by jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny an extremist entity. It was likely the fatal blow for what has become the most resilient opposition force in Russian politics over the past decade.The court handed down its decision on Wednesday after a 12-hour closed-door hearing, essentially putting Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and an associated network of regional offices in the same category as ISIS and the Taliban in the eyes of the Russian government....Many of Navalny's close allies, including the...
  • Videos: Russian Riot Police Hits A Journalist In A Press Vest With A Baton – People Allege That The Journalists Are Faking The Attacks

    02/03/2021 7:35:44 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 10 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 02.03.2021 | Michelle M.
    Russia accused the West on Wednesday of descending into hysteria over the jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, and the Kremlin said police had been right to use force to break up protests over his imprisonment. A Moscow court on Tuesday sentenced the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin to three and a half years for parole violations he said were trumped up to sideline him, ignoring calls from the West and protesters at home to release him. Navalny’s supporters tried to gather to show support during the ruling and then took to the streets afterwards to protest it, prompting...
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to prison

    02/03/2021 4:06:11 AM PST · by tlozo · 19 replies
    DW ^ | Feb 2, 2021
    Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in a penal colony after a Moscow court found him guilty of disobeying the terms of his probation over the 2014 money laundering case. In the Tuesday ruling, however, the court also took into account the time Navalny had spent under house arrest, meaning that the Kremlin critic would spend only two years and eight months behind bars. Navalny rejected the claims of violating parole and slammed the process as an attempt to silence him. During the hearing, Navalny said his trial was aimed at making people afraid. He blamed...
  • Moscow accuses U.S. of boosting Navalny protests in order to contain Russia

    02/01/2021 4:08:55 AM PST · by gattaca · 6 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 31, 2021 | Susan Katz Keating
    Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Russia to support jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny. As Vladimir Putin continues to contend with civil unrest surrounding the jailing of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin has accused the United States of encouraging the protests as part of a plan to contain Russia. The most recent focus of Russia's wrath is a Twitter post from Secretary of State Antony Blinken, denouncing actions by police accused of beating and tasering protesters who demanded on Sunday that Navalny be released from jail. "The U.S. condemns the persistent use of harsh tactics against...
  • Photos & Videos: Batman Arrested In Moscow, Amid Anti-Putin Protests

    01/31/2021 12:19:09 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 7 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.31.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,700 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten. Russian authorities mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands rallied across the country last weekend in the largest, most widespread show of discontent that Russia had seen in years. Despite threats of jail terms, warnings to social media groups, and tight...
  • Blinken says U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Navalny, reviewing response to Russian actions

    01/27/2021 8:54:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-27-21 | Reuters Staff
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States is “deeply concerned” about detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and was considering actions in response to his detention in Russia. Blinken said at his first press briefing after being sworn in that the Biden administration was reviewing how to respond to actions by Russia, including the alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack on Navalny, the Solar Winds cyber attack, reports of bounties on American forces and interference in U.S. elections.
  • Hundreds protest in support of Navalny in the U.S.

    01/24/2021 5:38:27 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    One Amerika News? ^ | January 24, 2021
    Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. ... “Well, they should free him,” a demonstrator stated. “Yeah and maybe listen to him at least a little bit and to their people because Navalny, no matter what you think about him, he doesn’t deserve to be murdered, poisoned or being imprisoned.”Demonstrators could be seen chanting and holding signs, demanding the Kremlin critic’s release.
  • Kremlin Accuses Biden Administration Of Interfering In Russia's "Domestic Affairs" Amid Navalny Protests That Erupted Yesterday

    01/24/2021 10:50:41 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 35 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 01.24.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Three days after Trump left office, Russia has erupted. Having survived a poisoning, the prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny recuperated in Germany. The U.S. strongly condemned Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny and arresting thousands of demonstrators who marched in cities nationwide Saturday in support of the Kremlin critic. More than 3,000 people were arrested at the protests. Navalny’s wife, Yulia, was among those detained, she said on social media. Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was arrested Sunday after coming back to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering for months from poisoning he blames on...
  • 3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release [Russia]

    01/24/2021 12:59:10 AM PST · by deks · 19 replies
    AP ^ | JAN 23, 2021 | Felicia Bolton
    The 44-year-old activist is well known nationally for his reports on the corruption that has flourished under President Vladimir Putin’s government. His wide support puts the Kremlin in a strategic bind — risking more protests and criticism from the West if it keeps him in custody but apparently unwilling to back down by letting him go free. Protests erupted in dozens of cities [90] across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 3,000 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as...
  • 3 overseas leaders who know how repression and tyranny work speak out on censorship of Trump and election skepticism

    01/10/2021 11:38:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    When people with experience of political corruption and repression warn Americans about danger signs in the current efforts to shut down dissidents, we should take note. The democratically elected leaders of 2 major Latin American countries are speaking up and warning Americans about the efforts to censor and repress skepticism about the legitimacy of an election. They are joined the leader of Russia’s opposition, the bête noire of Vladimir Putin, in whose pocket Donald Trump supposedly resides.Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire reports on the leader of Mexico, a country with a history of political corruption and questionable elections:Mexican President...
  • What is Novichok, the nerve agent linked to the Alexei Navalny poisoning?

    09/26/2020 11:24:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 | Miriam Berger
    When Soviet scientists developed a new group of nerve agents in the 1970s and ’80s, they called it Novichok, or “newcomer.” The lethal cocktail acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor, blocking an enzyme the nervous system needs to function. The poison disrupts communication between nerves and muscles. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons added Novichock to a list of banned chemical toxins in 2019 after Britain accused Russian agents of using it to poison a former Russian operative and his daughter a year earlier. The Kremlin denied the allegations. Berlin’s Charité hospital said in late August that another Russian...
  • Russian dissident Alexei Navalny arrives in Germany after suspected poisoning

    08/23/2020 6:30:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 22, 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who fell into a coma after a suspected poisoning, landed in Germany for treatment Saturday following a day-long standoff over whether he would be allowed to leave a Russian hospital. Navalny remains in a coma but is in stable condition Jaka Bizilj, of the German NGO Cinema For Peace, which arranged the flight out of Russia, told The Associated Press. “Navalny is in Berlin,” Bizilj said. “He survived the flight and he's stable.” He landed around 9 a.m. Berlin time and was taken to the downtown campus of Berlin's Charite hospital. The dissident has promoted...
  • Plane Carrying Comatose Russian Dissident Lands in Germany

    08/22/2020 1:32:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB4 ^ | Saturday, Aug.22, 2020
    A plane carrying Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning, touched down early Saturday in Berlin, where he will be treated in the German capital's main hospital. Navalny's spokeswoman and a representative of the NGO that arranged the flight confirmed that the plane had landed. "Navalny is in Berlin," Jaka Bizilj, of the German organization Cinema For Peace, told The Associated Press. Navalny, a 44-year-old politician and corruption investigator who is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was admitted to an intensive care unit in the Siberian city of Omsk on Thursday....
  • Alexei Navalny, Voice Of Russia's Opposition, Is Hospitalized In Possible Poisoning

    08/20/2020 7:44:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | 08/20/2020
    Alexei Navalny, Russia's most outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, is fighting for his life in a hospital, and his spokeswoman says she believes Navalny was poisoned as he was flying from Siberia back to Moscow. Navalny is unconscious and on a ventilator, spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh, who had been traveling with the opposition leader, said via Twitter. Navalny drank some tea at the airport in Tomsk, Yarmysh said, and he began feeling unwell shortly after his commercial flight took off. His deteriorating condition prompted the plane's pilots to make an emergency landing at Omsk, some 550 miles away. A doctor...
  • Putin critic Navalny in coma after video shows him drinking tea in airport, screaming in airplane

    08/20/2020 5:54:09 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | Reuters
    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was in a coma in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after drinking a cup of tea that his spokeswoman said she believed was laced with poison. A fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, Navalny started feeling ill when returning to Moscow from Tomsk in Siberia by plane on Wednesday morning. He was carried off the plane on a stretcher after it made an emergency landing at Omsk. He was in intensive care and on an artificial lung ventilator in an Omsk hospital, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said. “We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something...
  • Alexei Navalny, top Putin foe, allegedly poisoned and hospitalized in a coma

    08/20/2020 8:59:50 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Alexei Navalny, the man seen as one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top critics in the country, was allegedly poisoned during a flight from Siberia to Moscow and has since been hospitalized. The 44-year-old is said to be in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit after falling ill on a flight back to Moscow from Tomsk, a city in Siberia.
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend election in jail

    02/23/2018 2:01:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 2018 | M. Ilyushina, A. Dewan
    Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was briefly detained in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the country's presidential election from which he has been banned. Navalny, the best-known political opponent of President Vladimir Putin, reported his detention in a series of tweets and said authorities had begun legal proceedings against him for organizing anti-government protests. It's not clear when he might face court, but he could be jailed for a maximum of 30 days and could possibly still be in prison for the March 18 election. His chief of staff, Leonid Volkov, tweeted that he, too, had been detained. The Kremlin...
  • Youtube and Instagram face being banned in Russia

    02/15/2018 12:48:53 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 14 Feb 2018 | Sarah Malm
    YouTube and Instagram face ban in Russia unless they remove videos of oligarch Oleg Deripaska and deputy prime minister ‘relaxing on a yacht with an escort and discussing 'bad relations with America' Billionaire Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko were reportedly filmed by an escort on Deripaska's private yacht in 2016, which the Russian opposition, led by Alexei Navalny, claim is evidence of corruption and bribery. In one video, the two men can be heard referring to 'bad relations with America' and 'Nuland', referring to Victoria Nuland, the then Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs...