How Alexei Navalny became Putin's greatest threat

26 feb. 2021
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Navalny's movement is unlike any in recent history.
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In 2006, a lawyer named Alexei Navalny started a blog where he wrote about corruption in his home country of Russia. It’s the most prominent problem under the regime of Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia since 2000. Putin has systematically taken over the country’s independent media, oligarchy, elections, and laws to cement his own power and wield corruption to his advantage.
That’s what Navalny set out to expose. And in 2010, he published a groundbreaking investigation into a state-owned transportation company, Transneft, which was funneling state money into the hands of its executives. The post launched Navalny into politics.
By 2016, he had become the face of Russia’s opposition movement, run for mayor, and was running for president against Putin himself. Navalny was unifying Russia’s opposition like no politician had before. That’s why the Kremlin tried to kill him. Navalny survived the assassination attempt, launching a movement never before seen in Russia.
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  • I can bet 100$ that there will either be a movie or a mini series about this guy👀

    -Jedi-dAddle-Jedi-dAddle11 minuten geleden
  • I'm Russian, but who is navalny? I don't know him

    eddi loueddi louUur geleden
  • You naive, gullible children...

  • Lying channel American bootlickers

    Gerry BoricGerry Boric4 uur geleden
  • Navalny is an extreme right winger i don't care if he dies go putin!

    J HJ H5 uur geleden
    • Yeah but navalny isn't a literal murderer. I'm a left winger myself & I'd prefer a right wing leader over a murderer

      SparrowSparrow4 minuten geleden
  • Are we supposed to believe that vox is for freedom of speech now ?

    a ja j6 uur geleden
    • Wdym?

      FregitFregit4 uur geleden
  • i don't trust that guy

    Savvas KalimerisSavvas Kalimeris7 uur geleden
  • Wow this was really, really good. Thanks for the vid!! My only disdain for the vid was that he casually uses "racial slurs towards minorities". Other than that I HOPE this Gemini berids of this Libra

    Sàfara MillettSàfara Millett8 uur geleden
  • 0:50 what are those giant lakes in Russia/Ukraine?

    Micheál Mac GearailtMicheál Mac Gearailt8 uur geleden
  • Vic can’t produce edgy content without disabling the like feature and getting torn to shreds in the comments, yet they somehow know things about Russian spies that could outwit their entire staff. What a failure and if you believe this, you’re mentally defeated as well.

    R CR C8 uur geleden
  • And now they trying to take Navalny from main spot to replace it with Ukraine ! I'm 100% sure that russia will make some war moves to Ukraine, just to make people stop thinking about Navalny in general...

    ŽurkulēnsŽurkulēns8 uur geleden
  • I want more of these

    MultiJellybonesMultiJellybones9 uur geleden
  • Tell me that Amit shah does not follow Putin’s Modus operandi

    Anushree PeriasamiAnushree Periasami10 uur geleden
  • If putin wanted to poison someone I'm sure he wouldn't be live anymore. And survive novichok poisoning? Good joke. Ps. Free for Julian Assange

    František HázFrantišek Ház11 uur geleden
  • This matches up 100% with what biden is doing.

    Kawasaki KryptoniteKawasaki Kryptonite12 uur geleden
    • What?

      FregitFregit4 uur geleden
  • If afraid he will not survive the next assassination attempt

    John EJohn E13 uur geleden
  • the difference between china and Russia, is china uses his own country, he doesnt force them but just makes them love him more and want to vote him, plus he doesnt use force and corruption as a tactic. Only the smartest wins when both country works as hard as the other

    Noob NubNoob Nub13 uur geleden
  • Communism the leaders eat meat and divides bones for citizens equally 🤗

    Dràk LongDràk Long15 uur geleden
  • I hope this man is safe

    Audio SurgeryAudio Surgery15 uur geleden
  • "After surviving being poisoned…" Moral of the story ... Putin is an incompetent ex-KGB!

    Publico JornasPublico Jornas16 uur geleden
  • This aged like milk.

    Ms. MuralMs. Mural16 uur geleden
  • I think that Putin is way, way, way in overtime!

    Relaxation StationRelaxation Station17 uur geleden
  • Russia and China. Hand in hand trying to destroy western freedoms by corruption, manipulation and lies.

    Dva Nerdi v KanaděDva Nerdi v Kanadě19 uur geleden
    • Ahaha západ sa ničí sám a nepotrebuje k tomu ani rusko ani Čínu.

      František HázFrantišek Ház11 uur geleden
  • Because Putins got a Nepoleon complex.

    TomTom20 uur geleden
  • If anyone need to know that Russia is a sick puppy this show exposes the sickness of greed. West is clearly complicit in the crime by allowing river of money to flood the western banks. The most ridiculous of all when it is all over we are going to be told that they ( mega crooks) are all on the mars.

    luke lewkowiczluke lewkowicz20 uur geleden
  • Because he is what he was called, KILLER period. Let it be a clear singn to all those " admires".

    luke lewkowiczluke lewkowicz21 uur geleden
  • Koordinatnai͡a geometrīi͡a na ploskosti v prilozhenii k pr͡amoĭ linīi i k konicheskim si͡echenīi͡am

    maria rahel varnhagenmaria rahel varnhagen23 uur geleden
  • This is the west chanel, Russian hatters ofc

    AWP TEJOAWP TEJO23 uur geleden
  • Thank god for people like Alexei (But listening to it more, not so much for the racial slurs)

    E HE HDag geleden
  • It's very interesting how much this glosses over the fact that Alexei Navalny is a hardline Russian nationalist who wants to abolish the multi-ethnic political system in Russia and replace it with a 'Russians First' policy.

    infant jonesinfant jonesDag geleden
  • I sometimes think there's more paranoia in Russia than corruption.

    Bianca SwartBianca SwartDag geleden
  • Wait untill putin put uno card on poker card

    KevinKevinDag geleden
  • Putin is the BEST

    Veljko JeremićVeljko JeremićDag geleden
  • W VLADIMIR PUTIN...I delinquenti di solito marciscono in galera.....crepa.... Ladro

    Cristian PastariniCristian PastariniDag geleden
  • Right, Here's a guy with a 2% approval of Russians and Putin has to poison him. Sounds more like a CIA construct.

    Jon R. OlsenJon R. OlsenDag geleden
  • Watching this video, you cannot not understand why trump the scumbag loves Putin so much.

    Matteo PreziosoMatteo PreziosoDag geleden
    • True

      PlushyPlushy17 uur geleden
  • Very sad to watch this now knowing he’s in critical condition in jail and being denied his own doctors.

    EmmaEmmaDag geleden
  • One of my dads friends escaped from Russia and was apart of one of Putin’s spy groups back in the Cold War and help in an attack against a train carrying secret cargo. Alex the Russian is the funniest and nicest person. I hope he gets his citizenship soon

    SCP FoundationSCP FoundationDag geleden
  • I support Alex but I like Putin because he embodies what makes Russia Russia (for 1975)

    SCP FoundationSCP FoundationDag geleden
  • Well Putin has been In power for 20 something years

    Shred SpectrumShred SpectrumDag geleden
  • This guy Navalny is Evil spirits.

    Antifa PresentAntifa PresentDag geleden
  • This man could be the next leader of russia. Just imagine how that would be, and what that would do to the world order.

    BLack GoLDBLack GoLDDag geleden
    • He is almost dead

      Ariana gandhiAriana gandhi13 uur geleden
  • I do respect Vladimir Putin, but for silencing a man because he fears what would come out of this guys mouth. That's a sign of cowardness and a well respected gentleman doesn't have any trace of that trait.

    Kanato-kun ex psycoKanato-kun ex psycoDag geleden
  • “Trumped up charges.” Ironic

    Graham SeedGraham SeedDag geleden
  • Rip hes an brave man

    john eckerjohn eckerDag geleden
  • Åååååååååååå

    Magnar HovdeMagnar HovdeDag geleden
  • Ironic Games.

    Ejvind AndersenEjvind AndersenDag geleden
  • as we say in russia pokhui + pokhui

    wlgwlgDag geleden
    • :D

      Anti MageAnti MageDag geleden
  • Putin failed an assassination lol

    mazotçumazotçuDag geleden
  • Here because I'm just an American who has no idea who this man is and just need some info.

    Peace LovePeace LoveDag geleden
  • Same things are happening in India. But worse. What was once known as the world's largest democracy is now transforming into a one party dictatorship

    Sourav ThakyalSourav ThakyalDag geleden
    • @Shreemanto are you a bhakt?🤣

      Sourav ThakyalSourav Thakyal18 uur geleden
    • Oh is it 😂😂😂

      ShreemantoShreemantoDag geleden
  • Aged like wine... Sadly... im gonna cry

    Simeon PetrovSimeon PetrovDag geleden
  • He got blyated

    RêveréeRêveréeDag geleden
  • So Putin was a KGB mole, I never knew that. So in Russia a cunning spy can become president in mother Russia like a Tea seller can become prime minister in mother India. 😁😁😁😁

    Subhashish BagchiSubhashish BagchiDag geleden
  • If ur a critic of the president, u serve jail sentence. But all the murderers, rapists roaming freely. Shame on the entire legal system

    Farhan Bin HasanFarhan Bin HasanDag geleden
  • Putin took a worse russia and made it better. Many in the country love and respect him. Democracy does not work well in russia, everybody would steal, oligarchs would increase and the poor as well.

    Iron CrossIron CrossDag geleden
  • friends of putin or seniors in putins party russia united might want navalny dead, rather then putin himself. Many have lost power because of navalny in some parts of russia.

    Iron CrossIron CrossDag geleden
  • This is just north korea but more secretly and quiet movement

    Kenshin HanmaKenshin HanmaDag geleden
  • He is dying of his own wish by staying hungry!! Putin just saved the poison for the next one!

    A JA JDag geleden
  • ...and trump loves putin?

    jinglejuggs69jinglejuggs69Dag geleden
  • If they make a biopic hank azaria should play navalny! Would be perfect 👌

    Injurious PersonalitiesInjurious PersonalitiesDag geleden
  • I knew some thing bad was going to happen when he went back to Russia. He should have stayed in Germany. 😢

    NycBeautyNycBeautyDag geleden
  • Putin , Jinping , Biden... reptilians.

    NycBeautyNycBeautyDag geleden
  • My god what an absolute chad

    Stupido GamerStupido GamerDag geleden
  • Have you guys read about him lately ? Apparently he’s really sick from a hunger strike.

    Juan RamirezJuan RamirezDag geleden
  • Sounds likes he's the Russian Alex Jones

    Joe GunnJoe GunnDag geleden
  • Jajajaja...

    Filomena MuñozFilomena MuñozDag geleden
  • FOH

    Hypocrites PunHypocrites PunDag geleden
  • Putin for the memes and fun, but Navalny for the freedom and justice

    z1dz1dDag geleden
  • There's Putin's bots among us, remember that

    AKUAKUDag geleden
  • America, the biggest terrorist and criminals in the world are criticising Russia. Julian Assange exposed their crimes and he’s in jail today. Russia knows that and they won’t listen .

    Kokot RoyalKokot RoyalDag geleden
    • They're trying to distabilize Russia by any means. They can't stand such a powrful and influential leader like Putin standing against globalization and new world order.

      Ιερός ΛόχοςΙερός Λόχος7 uur geleden
  • Putin is Trump's friend. I see the similarities.

    Nader EsmaelNader EsmaelDag geleden
  • Anybody who has betrayed his/her country and cooperated with foreign countries to overthrow their own country deserves a death sentence or life in prison.

    Talk the TalkTalk the TalkDag geleden
  • I love this movie 🎥

    linford phele mthobelilinford phele mthobeliDag geleden
  • Reality seems too proof that Putin really wants him dead...I’m really worried that he will succeed

    Mitschie WaldmannMitschie WaldmannDag geleden
  • @If they Get their hands on Navalny ™ he could be prosicuted ©® HACCp ™ intell Cyber unit ™ on-line screening ©

    Sandra RichardsonSandra RichardsonDag geleden
  • Eye believe US wants navildy too™ HACCp Cyber intel core i7 processor ™ On-line screening ™

    Sandra RichardsonSandra RichardsonDag geleden
  • Предатель нашей России!

    Anne of ClevesAnne of ClevesDag geleden
  • Weird how Trump supporters are falling in love with Putin just because Biden won the election.

    kb_prophetkb_prophet2 dagen geleden
  • Russia as a country has so much potential to be a global superpower once more but its citizens live in poverty and decay, its population shrinks and its natural resources are wasted all in the name of corrupt oligarchs and money. This applies somewhat to most post soviet countries especially the Ukraine, wasted potential and 20 years of decline and stagnation at the hands of corruption

    TheAlexgoodlifeTheAlexgoodlife2 dagen geleden
    • And don't forget that Putin is probably the richest man in the world

      Mi chiMi chiDag geleden
  • He’s about to get his wish 😞

    Ollie CrowleyOllie Crowley2 dagen geleden
  • Man thank you to vox and whoever made this. I have been living under a rock and have never heard about this guy. Living in HK, the news never reports these kinds of stuff except for local political shenanigans. Currently binge watching more about Navalny and I can't wait for the day Putin loses his power.

    Yeet YeetYeet Yeet2 dagen geleden
  • Putins a mad man.

    Paul CollinsPaul Collins2 dagen geleden
  • Se putin quer alguem morto, ele mata. Acham q ele é frances ?🇧🇷🇷🇺

    Rafael PradoRafael Prado2 dagen geleden
  • Life in Russia is a movie

    Zerse GamingZerse Gaming2 dagen geleden
  • Putin is good

    AlanAlan2 dagen geleden
    • Russian bot spotted

      SupguySupguyDag geleden
  • Navalny is a racist and nobody talks about it.

    BehruzBehruz2 dagen geleden
    • @DimaGamer хули ты пиздишь, димас? У нас че, толерантное общество?

      X XX XDag geleden
    • @X X You're tripping. Nobody here in Russia hates black people.

      DimaGamerDimaGamerDag geleden
    • @Supguy to immigrants.

      BehruzBehruzDag geleden
    • @Supguy to black people obviously

      X XX XDag geleden
    • @Supguyprobably the ethnic minorities there such as the tribes But I think that russia should focus on removing it's dictator first

      Ayeo caponeAyeo caponeDag geleden
  • Wow..we always knew Putin was killer a criminal and evil..

    Rick SautnerRick Sautner2 dagen geleden
  • I will say one thing, be happy with what you have now, democracy much worst trust me, there will be double the corruption, I'm speaking from experience...

    bullo xoxobullo xoxo2 dagen geleden
  • Russia needs second revolution to get rid off Putin for sure.

  • Perchè invece di rompere i coglioni con questo individuo traditore del suo paese non parlate a difesa di Assange????

    Franco BertoliniFranco Bertolini2 dagen geleden
    • Omelette du fromage?

      Mi chiMi chiDag geleden
  • Wow, what a title

    robert alex bucrobert alex buc2 dagen geleden
  • ha ha nuts all i like is freedom fighter game

    Apoorva ChauhanApoorva Chauhan2 dagen geleden
  • i can't stand navalny and i'm pretty sure having him as president would be problematic as well. however he is probably the one who can break the neverending putin presidency one way or the other, and that alone makes it important to keep him alive and in the public eye, and report about him as much as possible.

    ashitakaharuoashitakaharuo2 dagen geleden
  • if putin demands an order it is completed 100% ... let's remember that he is a former kgb agent. I think it wasn't him because in that case navalny would be watching us from above

    Michele DinunnoMichele Dinunno2 dagen geleden
  • *Remember, people in the comments, I am watching you*

    Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin2 dagen geleden
  • Putin is a soviet man who rules the country by soviet way

    Q VQ V2 dagen geleden
  • You forgot to say that , behind Navalny theatre is America and Europe. They support and finance him 🤐🤐🤐 Hand out of Russia and don’t joke with the boss Putin 😎😎😎. He drove Russia out of poverty and made the country stronger and powerful .👏👏👏👏

    Neagu DanielNeagu Daniel2 dagen geleden

      Soldat KaiyodoSoldat KaiyodoDag geleden
  • Not gonna lie alexei looks like a star wars vilian for some odd reason

    Clark Kent De JustoClark Kent De Justo2 dagen geleden
  • Indian media is showering praises as if Putin is best president but they should see this video

    Moustache SinghMoustache Singh2 dagen geleden