| Alexei Navalny |
|Born||Alexei Anatolievich Navalny|
Butyn, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Yale University|
|Violating parole, fraud|
|Children||Daria and Zakhar|
|Interest of||Vladimir Ashurkov|
|Party||Russia of the Future, (2018–present), Progress Party, (2013–2018), Yabloko, (2000–2007)|
In February 2018 he was "briefly detained" by the Russian government for organizing anti-government protests ahead of the country's presidential election from which he had been banned.
In August 2020, Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in a serious condition after his tea was allegedly poisoned before his flight from Siberia to Moscow. During the flight, he became violently ill and was taken to a hospital in Omsk after an emergency landing there, and put in a coma. He was evacuated to a hospital in Germany two days later where he remains in intensive care.
On 26 August 2020, Boris Johnson tweeted:
- "The poisoning of Alexei Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done."
Johnson’s statement follows similar calls from Germany, France and Norway. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that if reports about Navalny’s poisoning “prove accurate, the United States supports the European Union’s call for a comprehensive investigation and stands ready to assist in that effort.”
On 2 September 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the apparent poisoning of Alexei Navalny as "an attempted murder with nerve agent" after a toxicology test in Germany showed that the opposition leader had been targeted with Novichok. Merkel said the case raises "very serious questions that only the Russian government can answer and must answer." She said Berlin will now confer with its EU and NATO partners to discuss an appropriate reaction to the incident, as well as notifying the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as to the findings.
On 17 January 2021, Navalny returned to Russia, where he was immediately detained on accusations of violating parole conditions regarding a fraud case regarding a cosmetic brand. On 2 February, his suspended sentence was replaced with a prison sentence, meaning he would spend two and half years in a penal colony. 
|Document:Navalny, Ukraine and the West||article||18 September 2020||'Rhys James'||A tongue-in-cheek, mildly satirical commentary on the latest "Vladimir Putin poisoned my cat" Novichok nonsense emanating from the Westerm media over the September 2020 hospitalisation of Russian 'opposition politician' and Western super-hero Alexei Navalny|
|Document:Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsense||blog post||3 September 2020||Craig Murray||The US and Saudi Arabia have every reason to instigate a split between Germany and Russia at this time. Navalny is certainly a victim of international politics. That he is a victim of Putin I tend to doubt.|
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