Accuracy in Media

Russia wants to jail Navalny, Putin’s main foe

WASHINGTON — After pro-European Union protesters in Ukraine helped unseat and push out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president, Russia may clamp down on any Putin opponents. Reuters reported that Alexei Navalny may face house arrest if Russian investigators’ petition is approved by a court. Navalny was recently released from prison after being imprisoned for graft and […]

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Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny freed, for now

WASHINGTON — Alexei Navalny, a leading opposition figure in Russia, avoided a five-year prison sentence this week when a judge delayed the prison term. Reuters reported that Navalny, who is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief opponent, is barred from running in elections the next few years and he will appeal that ban. Navalny said, “It’s clear […]

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Putin foe Navalny calls for Protests of Rigged Vote

WASHINGTON — The prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, has called for supporters to rally and protest a recently rigged election. Reuters reported that Navalny accused Putin’s government of rigging the election in Moscow’s mayoral race. Kremlin and Putin ally Sergei Sobyanin barely cleared the 50% threshold to win the mayor’s office […]

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Et Tu Snowden? “Dictator” Putin imprisons Opposition Leader Navalny

WASHINGTON — Just as NSA leaker Edward Snowden officially applied for temporary asylum in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin-backed government have imprisoned a prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. Reuters reports that Navalny was sentenced to a five-year prison term for theft, which was much longer than what his supporters expected. This comes as […]

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March 2014

3/1/2014 - Russia wants to jail Navalny, Putin’s main foe

October 2013

10/17/2013 - Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny freed, for now

September 2013

9/10/2013 - Putin foe Navalny calls for Protests of Rigged Vote

July 2013

7/22/2013 - Et Tu Snowden? “Dictator” Putin imprisons Opposition Leader Navalny