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The Grassroots fight against corruption in Russia

LSE public conversation

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Alexey Navalny
Chair: Dr David Woodruff

Alexey Navalny is a Russian lawyer and author of the most popular blog in the country. He is known for his 5-year crusade against corruption in Russian government-controlled institutions. Mr Navalny will be giving a talk at LSE about "grassroots fight against corruption in Russia" to share his experience and views on corruption and the current political situation in the country.

Alexey Navalnyis the founder of Minority Shareholders Association. Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz. He has successfully forced companies to disclose more information to their shareholders and has sued individual managers at several major corporations for allegedly corrupt practices. Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party Yabloko.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lserussia

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