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CNN —Russian Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov appeared in a Moscow court Wednesday after he was detained for allegedly taking a bribe, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. Ivanov is suspected of accepting a bribe of 1 million rubles (at least $10,800), Russian state media TASS reported, and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Video released by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti showed Ivanov standing in a glass box in the Moscow courtroom. The deputy defense minister has been seen as a senior architect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, becoming the subject of European Union and US sanctions. Ivanov, pictured at a Moscow court on April 24, could face up to 15 years for allegations of bribery.
Persons: Timur Ivanov, Ivanov, Alexey Navalny’s, Maria Pevchikh Organizations: CNN, Russian, TASS, RIA Novosti, European Union, Anadolu, Getty, Corruption Foundation, Ministry of Defense, , ACF, Russian Ministry of Defense Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, Basmanny
TIME released its list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2024 on Wednesday. The annual list, which asks cultural and political icons to highlight the changemakers of the past year, features dozens of athletes, entertainers, artists and politicians. Beninese music legend Angélique Kidjo wrote about Nigerian artist Burna Boy, who in turn wrote about rapper 21 Savage. Shawn Fain, UAW PresidentPresident Joe Biden wrote about Shawn Fain, president of the United Auto Workers, for TIME. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty ImagesAt just 25 years of age, Motaz Azaiza is the youngest person on this year’s TIME list.
Persons: Alex Rodriguez, Patrick Mahomes, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Raquel Willis, Elliot Page, Angélique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Taraji P, Henson, Coleman Domingo, Shawn Fain, Joe Biden, Tom Williams, ” Fain, Biden, , , Fain, ” Biden, Motaz Azaiza, Yasmeen Serhan, Mohammed Abed, Azaiza, Instagram, ” Serhan, CNN —, ” Azaiza, ” Jenni Hermoso, Jenni Hermoso, Mana Shim, Fran Santiago, Luis Rubiales, Hermoso’s, Rubiales, Hermoso, “ Hermoso, ” Shim, Sakshi Malik, Nisha Pahuja, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Manish Rajput, Malik, Singh, ” Malik, Bhushan Sharan Singh’s, , Yulia Navalnaya, Russia’s, Alexei Navalny, Kamala Harris, Monika Skolimowska, Alexey Navalny, Putin, “ Putin, Navalnaya, “ Navalnaya, ” Harris Organizations: CNN, TIME, United Auto Workers, UAW, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Getty, , UEFA Women's Nations League, UEFA, Spanish Women’s National Team, FIFA, Wrestling Federation of India, India Today, Delhi Locations: Dua Lipa, Gaza, AFP, Palestinian, Spanish, American, Indian, Rio ., Europe, Berlin, Paris, Hague, , Russian, Russia
The United States, unlike democracies that have been historically less stable, is not a nation accustomed to seeing its former heads of state on trial. This is one reason why Trump’s 2024 campaign is running as much through the courtrooms as according to the traditional rhythms of a White House bid. It’s very unfair that I’m having a trial there,” Trump said on Friday, alluding to New York City’s liberal lean. The deteriorating situation could bolster Trump’s claims the world is spinning out of control under his successor’s watch. Merchan has declined efforts by the president’s attorneys to get the trial relocated to a jurisdiction where voters may be more favorable to Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , Biden, Attorney Alvin Bragg, Juan Merchan, Judge Arthur Engoron, Joe Biden, , that’s, Robert Hirschhorn, ” Trump, he’s, Nelson Mandela, Alexey Navalny, Bragg, Trump’s, Stormy Daniels, Daniels, ” Bragg, ” Trump’s, , Norm Eisen, ” Eisen, Alvin Bragg, Jack Smith, Michael Cohen, Merchan, Cohen Organizations: CNN, Republican, Trump, Attorney, Democrat, Conservative Political, Conference, Biden, White House, Prosecutors Locations: United States, Manhattan, New York, Pennsylvania, Israel, Iran
But several realtors told CNN that their clients are now citing another reason: Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the fear that the conflict could spread. A record-breaking number of Poles bought property in Spain in 2023, topping the previous record set the year before, according to Polish outlet Bizblog. Lopez said a client last month bought a property because they wanted to avoid being conscripted into the Polish military. “The trigger, really, was the war in Ukraine.”But most buy just for peace of mind – a back-up plan, for those wealthy enough to afford one. “Obviously, we are in NATO, but I must say there’s a big amount of people who are really, really afraid,” she said.
Persons: Agnes Marciniak, She’s, , , Kostrzewa, Volodomyr Zelensky, Ukraine “, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, , Maria Ruiz Lopez, Lopez, Wieslaw, John Keeble, Liivia Illak, she’s, ” Illak, Alexey Navalny, Putin, they’ve Organizations: CNN, realtors, United States, NATO, Getty Locations: Baltic, Ukraine, Russia, Europe, Spain, Warsaw, Poland, Andalucia, Malaga, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Russian
CNN —Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s memoir will be published posthumously this fall, his widow revealed Thursday. The book, titled “Patriot,” will be released on October 22 in multiple languages, including Russian, Yulia Navalnaya said in a post on social platform X. Kira Yarmysh, Navalny’s spokesperson, described working on the book in a Telegram post on Thursday, writing that the Russian opposition leader had invited her to Germany, where he was undergoing medical treatment after the poisoning, to assist in the project. Navalny dictated parts of the book to Yarmysh at the time, but finished it while in prison after returning to Russia in 2021. He died on February 16 at age 47 in a Siberian prison north of the Arctic Circle, according to the Russian prison service.
Persons: Alexey Navalny’s, Yulia Navalnaya, Navalnaya, Kira Yarmysh, Navalny, , Alfred A Knopf, ” Navalny, Russia’s, Vladimir Putin’s, Putin Organizations: CNN, Penguin Random, Kremlin Locations: Russian, Soviet, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States
CNN —Floods have swamped parts of Russia and Kazakhstan after Europe’s third-longest river burst its banks, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and sparking protests against the authorities. The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would on Wednesday receive reports from the governors of the three seriously affected regions: Orenburg, Kurgan and Tyumen. Video posts on social media showed hundreds of protesters gathering outside the city hall in Orsk, Orenburg, chanting “Shame! Shame!” and “Putin, help!” Other footage showed demonstrators accusing the state of “doing nothing” and criticizing the city’s mayor, Vasily Kozupitsa. In one video, Orenburg governor Denis Pasler tells a news conference he should be on vacation rather than responding to the floods.
Persons: Kassym, Jomart Tokayev, , Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin, Kurgan, Putin, Peskov, ” Peskov, “ Putin, Vasily Kozupitsa, Yulia Navalnaya, Alexey Navalny, Evgeniy Lukyanov, Navalnaya, unsympathetically, Denis Pasler, , ” Navalnaya, Aleksandr Kurenkov, Yerassyl, Kazinform Organizations: CNN, Europe’s, AP, Residents, Getty, Kazakh Emergencies Ministry, Kazakh Locations: Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia’s Orenburg, Orenburg, Kurgan, Tyumen, Orsk, Kazakh, Petropavl, AFP, Soviet Union
Atlanta CNN —A Russian court has extended the detention of US-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, Russian state news agency TASS reported from the courtroom Monday. According to independent Russian media outlet SOTA Vision, Kurmasheva has been in detention since October. Her lawyer, Edgar Matevosyan, said she was not guilty and planned to appeal, SOTA Vision also reported. He has yet to face trial, and his pre-trial detention was extended last week until June 30. One of those reporters, Antonina Favorskaya, employed by SOTA Vision, has been accused of “extremist activities” because of her coverage of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Persons: Alsu Kurmasheva, Kurmasheva, Edgar Matevosyan, Vladimir Putin, , Evan Gershkovich, Gershkovich, Antonina Favorskaya, Alexey Navalny, Anna Cooban Organizations: Atlanta CNN, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, RFE, TASS, Wall Street, SOTA, Borders Locations: Russian, Radio Free Europe, US, Kazan, Czech Republic, Russia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Ukraine, London
Bruch is one of the largest individual FTX creditors and has been tapped by the US Department of Justice to serve as one of nine on the FTX Creditors’ Committee, where he is working to recoup the funds lost by customers. DOJ-appointed creditor committees ordinarily consist of people and companies who hold the seven largest unsecured claims against the debtor (in this case, FTX), according to the agency. Before the Bell spoke with Bruch about Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX, MyPrize and the future of crypto. I feel for all of the creditors and am doing everything I can to help recoup what was taken from us. I’ve worked at some of the largest crypto trading desks in the world and then also started trading my own book of capital and grew to become one of the largest individual crypto traders.
Persons: Sam Bankman, Fried, Zach Bruch, Bruch, MyPrize, Bell, Sam Bankman Fried, , , Sam Bankman Fried’s, Bitcoin, I’ve, Elisabeth Buchwald, Jerome Powell wasn’t, ” Powell, Powell, Christopher Waller, Evan Gershkovich, Evan Gershkovich’s, Radina Gigova, Anna Chernova, Antonina Favorskaya, Alexey Navalny, Favorskaya, Gershkovich Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New York CNN, US Department of Justice, , DOJ, Arrington Capital, Department of Justice, Federal, Commerce Department, San Francisco Fed, ” Fed, CNN, Wall Street Locations: New York, Russia, Yekaterinburg
Anti-Putin hackers say they accessed a Russian prison network and stole data, CNN reported. The hackers told the outlet they sought information that could help them find out what happened to Navalny. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Navalny, Putin's only serious political rival, was serving a 19-year sentence at an Arctic penal colony when he died in harsh conditions at the prison on February 16. Hackers have been active on both sides of Putin's war with Ukraine, including multiple attacks by Russian hackers.
Persons: Alexey Navalny, , Putin, Vladimir Putin's, Navalny, Joe Biden, Yulia Navalnaya Organizations: Putin, CNN, Service, Business Locations: Russia, Russian, Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukrainian
CNN —Within hours of opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s death in February in a Russian prison, a group of anti-Kremlin hackers went looking for revenge. This screenshot, provided to CNN by hackers claiming responsibility, shows a hacked website tied to the Russian prison system display messages of support for late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Obtained by CNNIt took several hours for the administrator of the online prison shop to notice that Russians were buying food for pennies, according to the hacker involved. CNN was able to match multiple prisoner names in screenshots shared by the hackers with people that, according to public records, are currently in Russian prison. The online prison shop that the hackers appear to have breached is owned by the Russian state and officially known as JSC Kaluzhskoe, according to Russian business records reviewed by CNN.
Persons: Alexey Navalny’s, “ Long, Alexey Navalny, Yulia, Navalny, ” Tom Hegel, ” Hegel, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Alexander Zemlianichenko, , Putin, Ukraine “, Hegel, “ Hacktivism, Organizations: CNN, Kremlin, JSC Kaluzhskoe, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service, JSC, US, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service Locations: Russian, Russia, Russia’s, US, Yamalo, Moscow, Ukraine, Ukrainian
London CNN —Six journalists working for independent media outlets in Russia were arrested in a span of just a few hours this week on the eve of the anniversary of American reporter Evan Gershkovich’s detention in the city of Yekaterinburg. The journalists include Antonina Favorskaya, who covered the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Thursday. On Friday, Gershkovich marked the grim milestone of one year in Russian detention. Shortly after his arrest, the Wall Street Journal reporter was charged with espionage — an accusation vehemently denied by Gershkovich, his employer and the US government. APThe six journalists, including Favorskaya, were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday, RSF said.
Persons: Evan Gershkovich’s, Antonina Favorskaya, Alexey Navalny, Favorskaya, Gershkovich, Navalny, Alexey Navalny's, RSF, , , Jeanne Cavelier, “ RSF, ” Cavelier, ” RSF, Alexandra Astakhova, Anastasia Musayeva Organizations: London CNN —, Wall Street, US Federal Bureau of, TASS Locations: Russia, Yekaterinburg, Russian, Moscow, Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Now comes another shock to the system, with the appalling murder of at least 139 people in a terror attack at a concert hall just outside Moscow. And with its brutal official response to the attack, Russia seems to have taken an even darker turn. But after Friday’s Crocus City attack, the brutality of Russian security services appeared on naked display. It sends a message to ordinary Russians – and the world – that Russian state security forces are capable of anything. “Everyone asks me, what is to be done?” Medvedev said, according to Russian state news agency TASS.
Persons: Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Putin, Putin, – implausibly, , Dmitry Peskov, ” Peskov, ” Putin, Tatyana Makeyeva, Saidakrami Rachabalizoda, Margarita Simonyan, approvingly, Simonyan, , Alexander Zemlianichenko, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s, ” Medvedev, Vladimir Vasiliev Organizations: CNN, ISIS, “ Intelligence, Kremlin, KGB, Getty, VK, Putin, , United Russia, Novosti Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Kyiv, United States, Chechnya, Crocus, Basmanny, AFP, Russian
The appalling attack on the vast Crocus City Hall concert venue and shopping complex near Moscow, which has been claimed by ISIS, has left hundreds of innocents killed or injured. The four men suspected of carrying out the attack were arrested near Russia’s border with Ukraine, Russian authorities said. For years, the Kremlin strongman has been cast as a leader able to guarantee order in this vast, turbulent country. In the same way, the recent death of Alexey Navalny, Russian most prominent opposition leader, has permanently silenced a vocal Kremlin critic. But for a leader who has promised security and stability to Russians, a major attack on Russian soil is yet another powerful blow.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner, Alexey Navalny Organizations: CNN, Crocus City Hall, ISIS, Ukraine – Kyiv, Kremlin, intel Locations: Russia, Crocus, Moscow, Russia’s, Ukraine, Putin’s, Ukrainian
Vladimir Putin said the passing of Alexey Navalny was "a sad event." The Russian leader said that he'd agreed to release Navalny via a prison swap deal. AdvertisementRussian leader Vladimir Putin said at a press conference on Sunday that he thinks Alexey Navalny's death was a "sad event." This was the first time Putin had spoken about Navalny since he died in an Arctic prison on February 16. "As for Mr. Alexey Navalny, yes, he passed away, this is always a sad event," Putin said, adding that he had agreed to release Navalny via a prison swap deal so long as Navalny "wouldn't come back" to Russia.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Alexey Navalny, he'd, Putin, , Alexey Navalny's, wouldn't Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Russia
Donald Trump says he doesn't know if Vladimir Putin was responsible for Alexey Navalny's death. I don't know," Trump told Fox News. Trump said Navalny's death was "unusual" since the latter was a young man. AdvertisementFormer President Donald Trump says he doesn't know if Russian leader Vladimir Putin was responsible for Alexey Navalny's death. But make no mistake, Putin is responsible for Navalny's death," President Joe Biden said in February.
Persons: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Alexey Navalny's, Trump, , Howard Kurtz, he'd, Navalny, HOWARD KURTZ, Putin, 82LuPQa0gP — Aaron Rupar, Joe Biden Organizations: Fox News, Service, Representatives, Trump, Business Insider Locations: Russia
A stable relationship with Moscow, too, allows Beijing to focus on other areas of concern such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. “Xi sees Putin as a genuine strategic partner,” said Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London, ahead of the Russian election results, adding that anything less than a landslide win for Putin would be “a disappointment” for Beijing. The Russian leader has weathered an apparent miscalculation that what his government still calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine would be a swift success. Jose Colon/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesWatchful BeijingBut that doesn’t mean countries tied to Moscow aren’t also watching the conflict in Ukraine carefully. That may be especially true for China, Russia’s most powerful strategic partner.
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A CNN team at a polling station in Moscow said the line grew rapidly over a five to ten minute spell at around noon, and estimated 150 people had arrived. The CNN team said that police were letting people in batches through the gates to pass through security, with metal detectors and bags being checked inside the building. I think everybody in this queue knows why.”Voters queue at a polling station in St. Petersburg, Russia, at noon local time on Sunday. He posted a video of himself voting at a polling station near Moscow. The Navalny team also posted an image from the city of Novosibirsk with the caption: “Today is #noon.
Persons: Alexey Navalny, , Boris Nadezhdin, Navalny, Navalny’s, Yulia, “ Alexey, Putin, Navalnaya, Molotov, Vladimir Putin, Putin’s, Joseph Stalin Organizations: CNN, YouTube Locations: Russia, Moscow, St . Petersburg, Social, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Ukraine, Alaska, Kaliningrad, Soviet
Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Putin poses for a picture with his wife, Lyudmila, and daughters, Yekaterina and Maria. Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images Putin rides a horse during a vacation in Southern Siberia in August 2009. Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/AFP via Getty Images Putin plays with his dogs Yume, left, and Buffy at his home in Novo-Ogaryovo, Russia, in March 2013. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Putin and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attend the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018. Getty Images Putin speaks with American right-wing pundit Tucker Carlson during an interview in February 2024.
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Minutes after polls closed on Sunday, the head of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) said Putin was in the lead with 87.9% of the vote, with 24.4% of the count in. More constitutional changes in 2020 removed presidential term limits, potentially allowing Putin to stay in power until 2036. Russia also held the presidential election in four Ukrainian regions it annexed during its full-scaled invasion. APThe election comes after more than two years of war which have exacted huge costs on the Russian population. After the election, Russia is set to continue to press home its growing advantage in Ukraine.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Putin, Russia’s, Joseph Stalin, – Putin, , Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Alexey Navalny, Navalny, Novichok, , Navalny’s, Yulia Navalnaya, Molotov, Ella Pamfilova, Dmitri Lovetsky, Levada Organizations: CNN, Kremlin, Russian, Election Commission, Russian Security Service, Sunday, CEC, West Locations: Soviet, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, St . Petersburg, Germany, China, North Korea, Iran, Avdiivka, United States, Europe
The fighters say they intend to disrupt Russia's election and demonstrate opposition to Putin. Putin said there would be payback for the attacks in a speech to Security Council of Russia on Friday. Aleksey Baranovsky, who is part of the Freedom for Russia Legion, said the group's goal was to disrupt the election and show opposition to Putin. A view of the site after Ukrainian shelling that damaged buildings and vehicles in Belgorod, Russia on March 14, 2024. Emil Leegunov/Anadolu via Getty ImagesIt is unlikely that these attacks will have a major impact on the election or the war in Ukraine, but they could serve to embarrass Putin.
Persons: Putin, , reelect Vladimir Putin, Aleksey Baranovsky, Alexey, Jade McGlynn, Alexey Navalny, STRINGER, McGlynn, Emil Leegunov, " McGlynn Organizations: Security, Russia, Service, Russia Legion, Siberian Battalion, Russian Volunteer Corps, for Russia Legion, War Studies Department, King's College London, Getty, CNN, Freedom for Russia Legion, Russian National Guard, Legion, Navalny Locations: Russia, Ukrainian, Russian, Russia's Kursk, Belgorod, , Ukraine, Kursk, Tyotkino, Russia's, Kyiv, Anadolu
CNN —Several Russians poured dye into ballot boxes in protest as the three-day presidential vote got underway, near certain to extend Vladimir Putin’s long grip on power. But videos released Friday from several polling stations across Russia showed protesters pouring what authorities described as dye into ballot boxes to spoil the votes cast. CCTV video from a polling station in Moscow showed a young woman pouring what appeared to be green dye into a ballot box. She was immediately detained and faces criminal charges for obstructing the election, according to Russian state media RIA Novosti. In St. Petersburg, Putin’s hometown, a woman threw a Molotov cocktail at the signboard of a polling station in the Moskovsky district, RIA reported.
Persons: Vladimir, Putin, Alena Bulgakova, Bulgakova, Putin’s, Molotov, Ella Pamfilova, , Alexey Navalny, Evgeny Feldman, Navalny, , Navalny’s, Yulia Navalnaya Organizations: CNN, Novosti, Kremlin, Russian Civic Chamber Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Voronezh, Rostov, Karachay, St . Petersburg, Moskovsky
Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) approved only three candidates to oppose Putin: Leonid Slutsky of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladislav Davankov of the New People Party and Nikolay Kharitonov of the Communist Party. “A vote for Slutsky and LDPR is absolutely not a vote against Putin,” he said. Although the ruling United Russia party has declared its “full support” for the president, Putin is running as an independent candidate, placing himself above party politics. A local election commission member prepares a polling station for early voting in the Republic of Karelia, March 10, 2024. Polls are set to open in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka at 8 a.m. local time on Friday (4 p.m.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Putin, Joseph Stalin, Leonid Slutsky, Vladislav Davankov, Nikolay Kharitonov, Slutsky, , , Stringer, Yekaterina Duntsova, Boris Nadezhdin, Alexey Navalny, Navalny “, Navalny, “ Putin, Yulia Navalnaya, Don’t, Natalia Kolesnikova, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s, Dmitry Serebryakov Organizations: CNN, Kremlin, Commission, Liberal Democratic Party, New People Party, Communist Party, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, United, Getty, CEC, Russian Security Service, The New York Times, TASS, Russia Locations: Alaska, Kaliningrad, Ukraine, Russia, Soviet, United Russia, AFP, Moscow, Republic of Karelia, Avdiivka, Russia’s, Kamchatka
CNN —Russia is holding a presidential election that is all but certain to extend Vladimir Putin’s rule throughout this decade and into the 2030s. But this is not a normal election; the poll is essentially a constitutional box-ticking exercise that carries no prospect of removing Putin from power. But that is not to say Russians expect the election to change the direction of the country. Russia’s elections are neither free nor fair, and serve essentially as a formality to extend Putin’s term in power, according to independent bodies and observers both in and outside the country. In order to vote against Putin, you just need to vote for any other candidate,” he said on February 8.
Persons: Vladimir Putin’s, Putin, Alexey Navalny, Natalia Kolesnikova, Joseph Stalin, Putin’s, Dmitry Medvedev, euphemistically, , Abbas Gallyamov, Gallyamov, , Callum Fraser, Nikolay Kharitonov, Leonid Slutsky, Vladislav Davankov, Davankov, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Boris Nadezhdin, Yekaterina Duntsova, Duntsova, Leonid Volkov, Volkov, Stringer, Alexey Navalny –, , Yulia Navalnaya, , “ Putin, Don’t, Navalnaya Organizations: CNN, Russian, Duma, Getty, Levada, Central, Commission, Royal United Services Institute, Communist Party, Slutsky, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Kremlin, CEC, Freedom, Putin, European Union, Foreign Affairs Locations: Russia, Ukraine, AFP, Soviet, Lithuanian, Vilnius, Chechen, Grozny, Moscow, Russian
Russia’s Central Election Commission said that overseas voting will take place at 288 polling stations in 144 countries, Russian state media TASS reported. During the 2018 presidential elections, 401 polling stations operated abroad and more than 475,000 people voted, according to the Central Election Commission as quoted by RIA Novosti. But this year, many overseas polling stations that operated in 2018 have been closed. Russian citizens at the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany, look at a list of candidates in the 2018 Russian presidential election. A mourner lays flowers on the grave of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny at the Borisovo cemetery in Moscow on March 2, 2024, the day after Navalny's funeral.
Persons: Sergey Kulikov, Kulikov, , Vladimir Putin, , Putin –, Joerg Carstensen, Luba Zakharov, ” Zakharov, Boris Nadezhdin, – Vladislav Davankov, Nikolai Kharitonov, Leonid Slutsky –, Alexey Navalny, Navalny’s, Yulia Navalnaya, Zakharov, , Olga Maltseva, Anna, Putin, ” Anna, Putin …, ” Putin, Callum Fraser, Fraser, ” Fraser, Alexey Navalny’s, Ilya Yashin, Vladimir Kara, Boris Nemtsov, Anna Politkovskaya, , ” Kulikov Organizations: CNN, Kremlin, European, Human Rights, Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia’s, Commission, TASS, RIA Novosti, , Central, Putin, Getty, Royal United Services Institute Locations: Russia, Dubai, Ukraine, Russian, Berlin, Germany, Hamburg, Moscow, AFP, Sheva, Israel
CNN —Russian opposition activist Leonid Volkov, who is the former chief of staff of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, was attacked Tuesday outside his house in Vilnius, Lithuania, according to Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh. “Leonid Volkov has just been attacked outside his house. Someone broke a car window and sprayed tear gas in his eyes, after which the attacker started hitting Leonid with a hammer,” Yarmysh said in a social media post. Volkov, who had served as chairman of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation until 2023, dismissed the elections in February as a “circus,” saying on social media they were meant to signal Putin’s overwhelming mass support. They are a propaganda effort to spread hopelessness” among the electorate, Volkov said.
Persons: Leonid Volkov, Alexey Navalny, Kira Yarmysh, “ Leonid Volkov, Leonid, ” Yarmysh, ” Ivan Zhdanov, Navalny’s, Volkov, , Vladimir Putin, Putin, Navalny Organizations: CNN, Corruption Foundation, Navalny’s, Kremlin Locations: Russian, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russia
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