Alexei Navalny

The latest on Alexei Navalny. An activist and opposition leader in Russia, Navalny has ran for numerous offices in Russia under the Russia of the Future Party, regularly calling out corruption within President Vladimir Putin's government. In August 2020, Navalny accused Putin of responsibility for his poisoning while aboard a flight. In January 2021, Navalny returned to Russia in protest and was promptly arrested for a violating parole conditions for a 2014 conviction. His subsequent sentence of more than two years in prison for the violation led to mass protests in cities across the globe and calls for his release from political leaders in Europe and the United States.