Alexei Anatohevich Navalny is a Russian who is a popular blogger, Russian opposition leader, lawyer, anti-corruption activist, and politician. Navalny is described as ‘the man Vladimir Putin fears the most’ by ‘The Wall Street of Journal’.
He organized demonstrations and running for office and advocate reforms against corruption in Russia and specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin and Putin’s government. He is a member of the Russian opposition Coordination council, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), and the leader of the ‘Russia of the Future’ party.
Born on 04 June 1976, Alexei Navalny’s age is 45 years as of January 2021. He was born and brought up in a middle-class family from Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast Russian SFSR, Russia. He studied at the People’s Friendship University of Russia and graduated with a law degree in 1998 from here.
He further pursued his education at Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation and studied securities and exchanges here. Later he received a scholarship from Yale University as well.
|Full Name||Alexei Anatohevich Navalny|
|Date of Birth||04 June 1976|
|Birth Place||Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast Russian SFSR, Russia|
|Profession||Blogger, Russian Opposition Leader, Lawyer, Anti-Corruption Activist and Politician|
|College / University||People’s Friendship University of Russia, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
Alexei Navalny belongs to a middle-class family from Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast Russian SFSR, Russia. He is a Russian and believes in the Christian religion.
His father’s name is Anatoly Navalny, and her mother’s name is Lyudmila Navalny. They both own a basket-weaving factory in the village Kobyakovo since 1994.
He also has a younger brother named Oleg Navalny who is a Russian Entrepreneur.
Alexei Navalny’s marital status is married. He is married to Yulia Navalnaya, a Russian public figure, and an economist.
They tied the knot in the year 2000. By media, she is described as the ‘First Lady’ of the Russian opposition, a hypothetical candidate for the leadership of the opposition and the FBK, State Duma, and the presidency of the country. He has 2 children, Daria Navalnaya who is 20 years old, and Zahar Navalny who is 13 years old.
|Father Name||Anatoly Navalny|
|Mother Name||Lyudmila Navalny|
|Brother Name||Oleg Navalny|
|Wife Name||Yulia Navalnaya|
|Children||Daria Navalnaya and Zahar Navalny|
Alexei Navalny is a smart-looking politician in Russia. He owns a decent body build up. He has a light complexion and does not keep any beard. He is one of the most dashing and young-looking politicians of Russia.
He owns a nice body as well. He is 6 feet and 2 inches in height and his body weight is around 80 Kg. He has brown hair and also has beautiful brown color eyes.
Alexei Navalny started his career as a politician in Russian politics. In the year 2008, he invested a sum of 300,000 Rubles in the stocks of 5 oil and gas companies which were Gazprom, Aurgutneftegar, Lukoil, Rosneft, and Gazprom Neft. This made him an activist shareholder of the companies and then he aimed at making the financial assets of these companies transparent.
In November 2010, confidential documents about ‘’Trasneft’s Auditing’’ were published. According to his blog, about 4 Billion Rubles were stolen by their leaders during the construction of the ‘Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline’. In December 2010, he announced the launch of a project titled ‘RosPil’ which seeks to bring to light the corrupt practices in the government procurement process.
In May 2011, he launched another project called ‘RosYama’ which means ‘Russian Hole’. This one allowed the citizen to track government responses to complaints and to report potholes.
In August 2011, he released papers related to a real estate deal between the Hungarian and Russian government which was a scandal. According to the publicized material, there were selling and purchasing of a former embassy building in Moscow and irregularities in the paper trail. 3 Hungarian officers were detained but no investigation was conducted by the Russian government.
In May 2012 he accused Igor Shuvalov, the Deputy Prime Minister of corruption saying that the companies owned by Alisher Usmanov and Roman Abramovich had transferred huge amounts of money to Shuvalov’s Company to share in the profit of the purchase of Corus, the British Steel Company purchased by Usmanov. He also posted scans of documents and showed money transfers to which Igor said that the documents are legitimate but the transaction has not violated any Russian law.
In July 2012, he posted some documents on his blog and showed that the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin owned an undeclared business in the Czech Republic. In August 2018, he alleged Victor Zoltov to have stolen about $29 Million for the National Guard of Russia from procurement contacts. Shortly after this, Navalny was jailed for staging protests and Viktor also posted a video message defaming Navalny.
In March 2017, Navalny and the FBKreleased the documentary titled ‘He is Not Dimon to You’ which accused Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister and the former president of Russia of corruption.
On 26 March he organized some of the anti-corruption rallies across Russia. Some of which were sanctioned while others were not. Many were caught which lead to a protest in which according to Moscow police 500 people were detained while according to the human rights group OVD-info 1030 people including Navalny himself were detained in Moscow alone. Navalny was also fined 20,000 Rubles for organizing illegal protests and jailed for 15 days due to resisting arrest.
On 19 January 2021, an investigation was published by Navalny and FBK accusing Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia of using fraudulently obtained funds to build a huge estate for himself in Krasnodar Krai, near the town of Gelendzhik. He called it ‘the world’s biggest bribe’. According to the reports, the estate is 39 times that of Monaco and would cost over 100 Billion Rubles that is $1.35 Billion to construct. Navalny published very thorough details this time including blueprints and drone footages from the house. This gained about 20 Million views on YouTube in less than a day.
On 20 June 2012, it was officially announced that Navalny’s people will develop a new political party. This one will be based on e-democracy. At that moment he declared it will not be part of the party. On 15 December 2012, he said ‘’The People’s Alliance is my Party’’. He said this but didn’t join in due to the criminal cases against him. After some obstacles, on 15 September he declared he would join and may head the party. On 17 November, he was elected as the leader of the party. Again there were obstacles in the registration. The party initiated a coalition of democratic parties on 17 April.
On 27 April 2017, he was attacked outside his office in the anti-corruption foundation. This was done by unknown assailants who sprayed brilliant green dye components on his face. In this, he lost 80% of his sight in the right eye.
As of the year 2021, Alexei Navalny’s net worth is about $10 million. Navalny mainly earns from his various positions in his party.
Facts and Information
He has his own YouTube channel with more than 6 Million subscribers and about 1 Billion views. He also has about 2 million Twitter followers.
In 2011, during a radio interview, he described ‘United Russia’, Russia’s ruling party as a ‘party of crooks and thieves’. This became a popular epithet.
On 17 January 2021, on accusations of violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, he was detained in Moscow.
During Navalny’s campaign out of 103.4 Million Rubles, which was the total size of electoral funds, 97.3 Million Rubles were transferred by individuals throughout Russia. This was a shockingly huge number and this was achieved due to Navalny’s great impression, personality, and people’s faith in him. The campaign was given the tag ‘a a miracle’ by ‘The New Yorker’.
According to ‘The Economist’ and ‘Freedom House’, Navalny was the best contender to Vladimir Putin in the 2018 election.