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Alexei Navalny: Cause of death, wife, children, net worth, illness, funeral

Alexei Navalny was a noted Russian lawyer and political activist, known as much for his crusade against corruption as for his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Beginning his career in law at the age of twenty-one, he joined Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko at twenty-three, and earned his degree in economics at twenty-four.

He co-founded a new political movement called ‘The People’ at thirty-one. At the age of thirty-two, he emerged as an activist shareholder, establishing Union of Minority Shareholders in the same year, eventually launching other platforms like RosPil (2010) and RosYama (2011).

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Aleksey Navalny (center) at a demonstration in Moscow in 2020. Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty

At thirty-five, he intensified his movement, urging voters not to vote for the country’s main political party, ‘United Russia’, very soon leading protests against fraudulent election processes, which in turn led to his arrest and international fame.

Since then, he has been indicted in several fraud cases, resulting in long periods of house arrests and jail terms as well as being barred from contesting for the post of Russian president.

Alexei Navalny cause of death

Leader Alexei Navalny collapsed and died on 16 February 2024 after a walk at the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony where he was serving a long jail term, the Russian prison service said.

Below is the initial statement issued by Russia’s prison agency on Navalny’s death:

” Navalny felt unwell after a walk, almost immediately losing consciousness. The medical staff of the institution arrived immediately, and an ambulance team was called. All necessary resuscitation measures were carried out, which did not yield positive results.

The cause of death has not been confirmed, but some Russian outlets reported that he suffered a detached blood clot.

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Navalny’s family attends the 2023 Oscars. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Alexei Navalny wife

Alexei Navalny was married to Yulia Navalnaya. Yulia Navalnaya, born Yulia Borisovna Abrosimova on July 24, 1976, is a Russian public figure and economist.

She has been described in media as the “First Lady” of the Russian opposition. Yulia and Alexei Navalny got married in 2000.

Alexei Navalny children

Alexei Navalny had two children with his wife, Yulia Navalnaya: a daughter Daria Navalnaya, and a son Zahar Navalny.

Daria, also known as Dasha, was born shortly after Alexei and Yulia got married. She is currently an undergraduate student at Stanford University.

Daria has become a strong advocate for her father and has joined her mother in speaking out and calling for her father’s release.

Zahar Navalny was born in 2008. There is not much information available about Zahar, but he has been present at award shows with his mother and sister for the documentary Navalny.

Alexei Navalny net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Alexei Navalny has an estimated net worth of approximately $500 as of February 2024.

Alexei Navalny illness

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, had been suffering from a series of health issues before his death.

He had been behind bars since January 2021, when he returned to Moscow after recuperating in Germany from nerve agent poisoning that he blamed on the Kremlin.

His health had deteriorated recently, and he was reported to be “seriously ill” after being transferred to a prison sick ward for a respiratory illness.

On the day of his death, Navalny felt unwell after a walk, according to the Federal Penitentiary Service, and lost consciousness.

All necessary resuscitation measures were carried out, which did not give positive results. The cause of death remains unknown.

Alexei Navalny funeral

At present, the family of the late Alexei Navalny has not revealed the funeral date.

However, we are actively monitoring the situation and will provide you with timely updates regarding Alexei Navalny funeral service once we receive significant information.

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