Navalny, a prominent opposition leader who has been jailed for years for his opposition to Putin’s rule, has been elected as a Russian lawmaker, according to an announcement from his party.
Navalny has been a critic of Russia’s actions in Crimea and in Ukraine and has long been outspoken on issues of state and security.
The Russian authorities have made it a priority to find Navalny in order to extradite him to the United States to face charges of incitement to violence and treason.
“He will be one of the most prominent and successful candidates in Russia’s upcoming elections, he said in a statement.
Navalyev has been leading a campaign against the Kremlin, and he is hoping that Navalny will become the country’s next president.
He is a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin and has called for his ouster and his replacement with a candidate from the opposition, according the Kremlin.
We’re not going to talk about that in public,” Putin said at a news conference in April, adding that Navalyavs election is “unlawful.””
It’s a political issue, a question of state security, a national security issue.
We’re not going to talk about that in public,” Putin said at a news conference in April, adding that Navalyavs election is “unlawful.”