(biography, photos, videos) Alexey Navalny
Alexei Navalny: a biography
Alexei Navalny, famous Russian public and political figure, leading the public fight against corruption. It is considered a symbol of the Russian non-systemic opposition. He is the author of one of the most popular political blogs in the «Live Journal» and Director of the project «Rospil», aimed at combating abuses in public procurement. Biography of Alexei Navalny full of scandals and criminal cases in which he was held as the main accused in a major embezzlement and fraud. The population’s attitude to the activist and non-systemic opposition leader Navalny controversial – some see it as a bright fighter for the truth, while others see it as a populist, which is their strong mood against the state authorities and political parties trying to deceive the people.
Born Navalny Alexey A. 4 June 1976, in Butyn, a military town located in the Moscow region. His parents, Anatoly and Ludmila, were ordinary people, who at the time of the democratic revolution has managed to become entrepreneurs and to take possession of Kobyakovskaya basket weaving factory.
School of the future non-systemic opposition were in the military settlement Kalininets, where he in 1993, he graduated from high school, then moved to the capital. In Moscow, Navalny immediately entered the peoples ‘ Friendship University at the faculty of law. In 1998 he received the diploma of the lawyer, young lawyer, has decided to expand its professional database and for this he became a student of the Financial Academy under the government of the Russian Federation. Simultaneously with the training on specialty «Finance and credit» Alexey worked as a lawyer in Bank «Aeroflot» and the development company ST Group.
He received the diploma of the financier, the Bulk didn’t stop there and passed the 6-month training course at Yale University on the grant program «Yale World Fellows», where he managed to get the recommendations of the «venerable» of the Russian opposition, Garry Kasparov, Sergei Guriev and Yevgenia Albats, whose opinion was listened to in America.
Alexei Navalny: politics
Professional career of Alexei Navalny started in his student years, but had only business direction. For several years he became the founder of a dozen companies with «zero» income, which after a short time of activities sold very successfully. This fact has then already interested in critics who suspect the future of the non-systemic opposition in fraud and organizing frauds.
Along with the business, the income from which allowed enough to live comfortably to the young lawyer, Navalny was actively engaged in political activities. A start in this direction was the democratic party «Yabloko», where he in 2007 he held senior positions, thanks to the support of his associates Nikita Belykh, Maria Gaidar and Yevgenia Albats.
After exclusion of «Apple» for nationalist activities Bulk co-founded the national democratic movement «People» and became an active member of the radical March of the «Russian March».
In 2008, Alexei Navalny became interested in «invest-activism» and began to buy up small stakes in companies Transneft, Surgutneft, RF, Surgut, Gazprom Neft, Rosneft, VTB and «Sberbank». Becoming a full shareholder, he began to demand disclosure of the activities of the management of these companies, which depended on the income of shareholders. Then his main enemy, he called the company «Gazprom» and was even able to pursue a criminal case against one of the managers of large corporations.
In 2009 Alexei Navalny was elected adviser to the Kirov region Governor Nikita Belykh and led non-profit organization «Fund of support of initiatives,» the Chairman of the Kirov regional state administration.
Alexey Navalny for mayor
But his plans had a goal to become mayor of Moscow, and in 2013 he was registered with the Moscow election Committee as a candidate, but to win elections he has failed – Alexei Navalny won 27% of the votes, which gave him the right to occupy the high post of the capital mayor.
The results of the elections, of course, did not satisfy the non-systemic opposition, and the next day after the proclamation, he organized a rally in Moscow, on Chistoprudny Boulevard for the purpose of expressing disagreement with the announced results of the vote. After the rally he led an unauthorized March to the Central electoral Commission of Russia, during which were detained by police and was sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest.
At that time, he has created his antikorruptsionnye online project «Painting», «Rosyama» and «Rosvybory» and registered «Fund of struggle against corruption», which, in his opinion, was to create his image of uncompromising antikorruptsionera and make a positive hero in the eyes of the population. But to achieve this status, the Bulk failed, so they began to «swim» in the light of many criminal cases with his participation, which tarnished his heroic image.
Alexei Navalny: criminal cases
The criminal prosecution of Alexei Navalny started in 2011, when he was caught in the crime, namely causing damage to property by deception. According to the results of the investigation known to the non-systemic opposition in 2013 was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, but the next day after the verdict Alexei was released under recognizance not to leave. Then the Russians and the international community condemned the verdict Navalny, considering it politically motivated. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his attitude to the verdict, calling it «strange». After the retrial the court changed the punishment and changed it to probation.
The second loud criminal case, Navalny was the trial in the case the company «Yves Rocher», in which he, along with his brother Oleg is accused of major embezzlement and money laundering of the French company. As a result, the court sentenced Alexei to 3.5 years of probation, and his brother got a real period in the same size. Also fellow accomplices was sentenced to a fine in the amount of 4.8 million rubles.
Despite this, Navalny remains a leader for many Russians, especially Muscovites. Many consider it a national political leader, and his work is described as useful for the Russian society and economy. In 2012, Time magazine was the only Russian who got into the TOP 100 most influential people in the world.
Alexei Navalny: personal life
Personal life of Alexei Navalny on the background of his controversial career was not particularly notable. In 1999, on vacation in Turkey, he met his future wife Julia, a holiday romance which ended in marriage. For 15 years she creates him a reliable back of the house, and puts up with all the «side effects» political activities of her husband.
Friends and supporters of Navalny believe he has a strong and wonderful family, which brought up two children, Daria and Zachary, born in 2001 and 2008. Spouses say that at home they there is complete delineation of spheres of influence: Julia supported the political views of her husband, but does not give advice on work, and he does not interfere in the household and the upbringing of children.
The family lives Navalny in the Moscow district of Marino in the usual panel house the apartment «economy class», with an area of about 80 square meters. Also, the Russian opposition is the owner of Hyundai and VAZ-21083, and his wife owns a Ford. According to official data for 2012 income Bulk amounted to 9 million rubles, which became known during his campaign for mayor of Moscow.
Alexei Navalny: photo