|26 March 2017||
After the release of «Don't call him Dimon», anti-corruption rallies took place all across Russia. People demanded the prime minister to respond to the accusations made in the investigation. This protest was the largest in many years: not only Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also the regions were involved. People in 82 cities went out on the streets. The livestream of the rallies on the «Navalny LIVE» channel was watched by over 4 million people.
During the livestream, police came to our office. Employees responsible for the livestream were arrested, the building was sealed, and most of the equipment was taken from the studio. But that didn't stop the campaign or the channel's work.
|15 April 2017||
We launched the «+1» campaign: we asked each of our supporters to convince at least one other person to register on the website. At it brought results: we hadn't seen such a spike in new registrations even after the release of «Dimon».
Over the course of the presidential campaign, a total of over 700 thousand people had confirmed that they were ready to leave a signature in support of Alexey Navalny's nomination. All these are active supporters who were not afraid to leave their personal data on the website and promised to cone to the headquarters at the arranged time. Over 200 thousand people also signed up to be volunteers.
|20 April 2017||
The first issue of the weekly show «Navalny at 20:18» was released on «Navalny LIVE» channel. In this show, Alexey answers the viewer's questions and discusses the recent events in a live broadcast.
|27 April 2017||
Navalny was assaulted near the ACF office: somebody splashed a mixture of acid and brilliant green dye into his face. Despite having his eye burned, Alexey appeared on «Navalny at 20:18» in a few hours, as he had planned.
This was the second assault involving brilliant green: it was first splashed into Navalny's face in Barnaul, before the opening of the local headquarters. This time, however, the injuries were more serious — an operation was required. This didn't affect the campaign, however. It continued, despite constant counteractions, searches in the HQs, unlawful arrests of the employees and pressure on coordinators and volunteers.
Over the span of one and a half years, the people who worked on the campaign or supported it as volunteers have spent a total of 3080 days under arrest and paid 18 952 358 rubles of fines. Campaign chief Leonid Volkov has spent the longest time under arrest — 95 days in total.
|12 June 2017||
Dmitry Medvedev still didn't give any clear answers to the questions raised in the investigation, so a new wave of anti-corruption protests hit Russia. This time, people in 154 cities went out on the streets.
|8-9 July 2017||
Agitation work parties took place in 60 cities: on these days, the HQs mobilized all their volunteers to hand out flyers and newspapers about Navalny's campaign. Millions of agitation materials were printed by the federal headquarters for this event. The authorities tried to counteract: newspapers and flyers were being confiscated from HQs, volunteers were being arrested by the police. But despite all that, the work party was a success.
|5 August 2017||
We launched the verification in the HQs: we started to collect and check in advance the personal data of those who expressed their readiness to leave their signature in support of Navalny's nomination. This procedure was needed so that we would be able to quickly collect 300 000 perfect signatures when the time comes. The law only gave us three weeks for that. Keep in mind that the collection of signatures is a complicated bureaucratic procedure designed to act as an obstacle for independent candidates. To complete everything on time and comply with all requirements, we've done a huge work — you can read a detailed report about the technical side of it here.
|29 August 2017||
Shtaibicon took place in a boarding house near Moscow — a training event for the coordinators of regional HQs. It was attended not only by coordinators, but by other employees as well — over 150 people from 76 HQs across the country. Over two days, they were sharing their experience, attending lectures and seminars.
|15 September 2017||
Navalny's autumn-winter tour started. During it, he's visited 29 cities. During the meetings, Alexey talked about the key problems concerning local citizens. In many regions, these meetings became the largest political events in a long time. In total, Navalny has conducted more meetings within a year than any of the registered candidates during their official election campaigns. Keep in mind that in 2017, he's spent a total of 60 days under unlawful arrest.
|13 December 2017||
Alexey Navalny published his campaign platform. It includes a detailed list of suggested reforms, as well as stories of people whose lives can be improved by these reforems. The main directions of the platform are: fight against corruption, decrease of inequality and increase of minimal wage, assistance in purchase of housing and decrease of mortgage rate, increase of medicine and healthcare spending, simplification of business operation and decrease of taxes for small business owners, deregulation and red tape reduction, redistribution of money and authority in favor of the regions.
Russia is a rich country but the overwhelming majority of its citizens are poor. 88% of national wealth belongs to 0,1% of the population, oligarchs and high officials. Fair distribution of national wealth will guarantee all Russians a decent life.Read more
Corruption, widespread thievery of officials, is the main problem of modern Russia. Corruption has been defeated in many other countries, so it can be defeated in Russia too.Read more
Russia's main wealth are its people. Oil dollars must be used to create a modern infrastructure: hospitals, schools, roads — not to build luxurious mansions for officials, Investment into human capital is the best type of investment in the modern world.Read more
Today, even the smallest issues are solved in Moscow. Quality and speed of decision making at the local level is decreasing. If money and authority were closer to people, in local budgets, people's life quality would increase. Navalny suggest to free the small business of taxes and let minor cities develop, not just Moscow.Read more
Without an independent and fair court, there can be no successful business, no fair elections, no normal life in general. Reform of judicial system and creation of courts independent from government officials is our prime objective. Restoration of justice in the country will begin with fair courts and policemen.Read more
In the modern world, being friends and trading is more beneficial than leading wars. Russia needs to use its unique location between Europe and Asia to become a respected partner for all. In the modern world, the most respected countries are those whose citizens live in freedom and prosperity.Read more
There currently is a huge disbalance in the distribution of power: executive and judicial power have become appendages of the presidential vertical and meekly fulfill its will.Read more
|24 December 2017||
A gathering of voters who voted in favor of Alexey Navalny's nomination took place in Moscow. According to the law, the candidate needs to gather at least 500 people who will vote in favor of his nomination in the presence of representatives from the Central Election Commission. All venues in Moscow refused to host us, so we conducted the gathering in a specially constructed pavilion in Serebryany Bor.
Similar gatherings took place in 19 more cities. In total, over 15 000 people have voted in favor of Alexey Navalny's nomination. For the first time were the gatherings for candidate nomination so public and massive.
The same evening, all documents were submitted to the CEC (The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation) by the HQ lawyers.
|25 December 2017||
The CEC refused to register Navalny as a presidential candidate on the ground of his prior conviction for the fabricated «Kirovles case». Alexey delivered a speech, in which he rejected the arguments of the CEC.
In response to the non-admission, the HQ declared a voter strike — an act of protests against the elections the only independent candidate wasn't admitted to. Its main goals were degreasing the turnout rate and preparing observers.
|28 January 2018||
Protest took place all across Russia as a part of the voter strike. «Navalny LIVE» channel hosted a livestream of these protests. The same day, the first newscast came out on the channel. The newscasts became daily after this.
One of the newscasts was interrupted by the police: the door to the studio was sawn out, and the hosts were arrested. However, the actual livestream was conducted from a backup studio, and, despite all their efforts, the authorities were unable to interrupt it.
|18 March 2018||
On the day of the elections, Navalny's HQ conducted a live stream — at the peak, it was being watched by 100 000 people at the same time. During the strike, we prepared over 30 000 observers who counted the real turnout and monitored violations at the voting stations. These observations were being reflected on the interactive map.
According to our counts, the final turnout rate was 60%. Thanks to the observers, we managed to spot a large number of violations and prove that at least 10 million votes for Putin were thrown in.
Turnout at the stations*
according to the HQ
Turnout at the stations*
according to the CEC
Turnout percentage by region
Over these one and a half years, we have achieved a lot. We've returned politics to the regions and proven that not only those living in the center of Moscow, but the entire Russia is against poverty, corruption and injustice.
The campaign is over, but our work continues. We've created a network of HQs across the whole country. They will continue to conduct political activities, fight for your and our rights and keep the government on the hop.