Sakharov Prize 2021 – Alexei Navalny, standing up to the Russian regime


Street demonstrations, investigations, poisoning and jail… Alexei Navalny’s fight against the corruption of the Russian regime has been met with intimidation and violence for more than a decade. The European Parliament awarded the 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the jailed Russian opposition figure in the centenary year of Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov, after whom the prize is named.