Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was a lawyer when he started his political career in 2000, joining the Yabloko party. In 2011, he formed the Anti-Corruption Foundation. In 2013, Navalny ran for mayor of Moscow and won 27% of the votes. He announced his run for the Russian presidency in 2016, but was banned from running. In 2020, he was on a flight when he fell ill. He was flown to Germany where it was discovered that he had been poisoned with a nerve agent. When he returned to Russia in 2021, he was arrested and remained imprisoned until his death on Feb. 16, 2024.
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