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Friday, April 12

4:30 pm
1500 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

A political activist and opposition figure for two decades, Aleksei Naval’nyi has espoused controversial, even at times (2007-08) xenophobic views, but became a beacon of social and political change both within the Russian Federation and internationally. In the Russian Federation, he was recognized as Politician of the Year by the Russian business daily newspaper Vedemosti in 2017 and again in 2019. In October 2021, he received the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for human rights and was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by members of the Norwegian members of parliament, with an Internet petition to the Nobel Committee signed by over 38,000 people.

Join us for a streaming of the 2022 documentary, Navalny, followed by a moderated discussion with Dmitry Bykov, a critic and journalist who was poisoned under similar circumstances to Naval'nyi.