Yulia Navalnaya Wiki – Yulia Navalnaya Bio
Yulia Navalnaya is the wife of Putin critic Alexei Navalny. She has been released from custody in Moscow after having been arrested at an anti-Putin rally on Saturday.
Alexei’s wife was among nearly 3,500 people to have been detained by Russian police officers during protests in as many as 100 cities.
She is 44 years old.
Yulia Navalnaya Released
After being arrested by officers Yulia posted a selfie onto her Instagram page with the caption: ‘Apologies for the poor quality. Very bad light in the police van.’
According to reports from Russian media outlets, Yulia has now been released from police custody in Moscow.
It comes after supporters of Putin critic Alexei Navalny continued to clash with police deep into the night as world leaders condemned officers’ ‘brutal tactics’ which left crowds of activists bloodied and injured.
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters took part in demonstrations across 70 cities on Saturday in a show of defiance against the jailing of Navalny, who was poisoned with a nerve agent he says was slipped to him by state security agents in August.
Demonstrators were dragged off by riot officers to police buses and detention trucks, while some activists were beaten with police batons.
Authorities eventually pushed protesters out of Moscow’s Pushkin Square, but thousands then regrouped along a wide boulevard about half a mile away, many of them throwing snowballs at the police before dispersing.
The violent scenes from police drew condemnation from both the United States and the European Union, whose foreign policy chief said he deplored the ‘widespread arrests’ and the ‘disproportionate use of force’.
Similarly, the United States called on Russian authorities to release protesters and journalists detained and condemned what it called ‘harsh tactics’ used against them.
Throughout the day and into the early hours of Sunday morning, people were seen holding signs that read ‘Russia will be free’ and chanting ‘Putin is a thief.’
Some then marched towards the Kremlin, while others blocked Tverskaya Street, the capital’s main thoroughfare.
Reuters reporters estimated at least 40,000 people had gathered in central Moscow for one of the biggest unauthorised rallies for years, but authorities claimed a mere 4,000 people had shown up.
The foreign ministry questioned Reuters’ crowd estimate, using sarcasm to suggest it was too high. ‘Why not just immediately say 4 million?,’ it quipped on its official Telegram messenger channel.