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Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia’s norms and to be inclusive of all essential details. Anatolievich and the family name is Navalny. Russian lawyer, political and financial activist.
A regular participant in Russian March, since 2009, he has gained prominence in Russia, and in the Russian and international media, as a critic of corruption and of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal described him as “the man Vladimir Putin fears most”. A self-described nationalist democrat, Navalny is a Russian Opposition Coordination Council member and the leader of the political party Progress Party.
In September 2013, he ran in the Moscow mayoral election, supported by the RPR-PARNAS party. Sergei Sobyanin, a Putin appointee.
His vote total was much higher than political analysts had expected, but Navalny and his allies insisted that the actual number was still higher and that authorities had committed election fraud in order to prevent a runoff election from taking place. He has used his blog to attack Putin and his allies, to organize political demonstrations, to post documents showing Putin and his associates to be engaged in unsavory behavior and to promote his campaigns for office. He has also been active in other media: most notably, in a 2011 radio interview he described Russia’s ruling party, United Russia, as a “party of crooks and thieves”, which soon became a popular epithet.