Alexei Navalny

(Alexei Anatolievich Navalny)

Alexei Navalny
Alexei Navalny
  • Born: June 4, 1976
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Lawyer, Activist, Politician

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Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian lawyer and political activist. A regular participant in Russian March, since 2009, he has gained prominence in Russia, and in the Russian and international media, as a critic of corruption and of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has organized demonstrations promoting reform and attacking political corruption, Putin and Putin's political allies; he has run for a political office on the same platform. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most".

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Consistency for me is everything.
Everyone needs to understand that my work addresses existing problems, and one of the crucial problems in Russia today is corruption. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Everyone says corruption is everywhere, but for me it seems strange to say that and then not try to put the people guilty of that corruption away.
I am not ready to back away from my views.
I really hate the people in power. I hate them with every fiber of my being. That is what drives me in almost everything I do. Power
I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves.
I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. And it is the duty of every patriot and citizen of our country to make sure that this party is destroyed.
I'm not afraid and these 15 days convinced me there is nothing to fear. Let them be afraid instead.
I'm not going to appeal to violence or aggression - of course not.
I'm on the very blackest part of the black list.
I'm only sort of a politician.
I've always seen my campaigns against corruption as political work of a purer form than what opposition leaders usually do. All they do is hold roundtables and release political statements, which is all well and good. But there are concrete things that need to get done in order to achieve the basic goal of every opposition politician. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've been reading this little book. It's called the Russian constitution. And it says that the only source of power in Russia is the people. So I don't want to hear those who say we're appealing to the authorities. Who's the power here? Power
Nobody wants a political prisoner, but a political emigrant is no problem.
People aren't really afraid of my views. They are just afraid of the word 'nationalism.'
People don't believe in positive changes anymore.
People hate politicians. And I can understand why.
Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging - not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That's something new for Russia. Women ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Putin and his advisers don't understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don't realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue. Power
The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.
The questioning is a stupid formality aimed exclusively at preventing us from speaking at the demonstration.
We need a real tent city in the heart of Moscow.
We've grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully.
When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy. Sympathy ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
When we get a chance to take part in elections, I am ready to fight for leading positions, including in the presidential vote.
Without any doubt, I am striving for power. Power