Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicAlexey Navalny

Topic: Alexey Navalny

Navalny’s group is grooming women leaders who want to break away from Putin era

Russia is still trying to downplay Navalny. Putin refuses to even call Navalny by name and recently referred to him as “the Berlin patient”.

What are penal colonies, where Putin critic Navalny has been sentenced to for nearly 3 years

Penal colonies, a unique feature in Russia, date back to the Russian Empire. They were later used by the Soviet Union when prison labour was used to accelerate industrialisation. 

Putin’s first Davos appearance in a decade indicates Kremlin is struggling with Navalny crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Davos Agenda 2021 Wednesday but did not mention the growing protests in the country against the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.

Putin critic Alexey Navalny dares to expose Russian president’s ‘weakness’

Navalny’s campaign to expose the nature of Russian power has been successful. He’s shown that one extraordinarily brave person can focus attention on the iniquity of an entire system.

Poisoning, arrest and a ‘billion-dollar palace’ fire up Russians

Navalny's call to protest has social media buzzing and has prompted Russia's communications watchdog to clamp down. Several of his high-profile allies have been detained.

Navalny stands alone in his epic battle with Putin

What’s been happening to Alexey Navalny has its own highly predictable logic — the logic of a contest of wills between him & Vladimir Putin.

Russia jails Putin critic Navalny for 30 days, defying US, European calls to free him

Navalny, who returned to Moscow after recovering from poisoning, faces about 3.5 years in prison at a hearing set for 2 February on charges he breached terms of a suspended sentence.

Back home & in custody — Putin critic Navalny returns to Russia amid rising political tensions

Alexey Navalny's anti-corruption exposes and success in galvanising anti-government votes has stoked tensions as Russia heads towards parliamentary elections this autumn.

Alexey Navalny is returning to Russia, leaving Putin in a catch-22 situation

Detention puts Navalny out of action, but boosts his 'martyr' image to the anti-Putin cause just as he revs up a voting push that may hurt pro-Kremlin candidates in September's polls.

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny

Russia's Investigative Committee said Navalny had spent $8 mn on personal purposes from donations transferred to various funds, including the Anti-Corruption Foundation he set up.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.