Profile: Alexei Navalny, Russian anti-corruption activist


(Original post at Tremr)

Alexei Navalny, a lawyer, activist, and prominent figure in the Russian anti-corruption movement, was one of over 1,000 people arrested for protesting the Kremlin on Monday. The Russia Day rally escalated after a location change; Navalny reported that no company would rent the protesters a stage or sound equipment after orders from the mayor’s office, and moved the rally to Moscow’s main Tverskaya street.

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