Yulia Navalnaya, Alexie Navalny’s wife, spoke as Daniel Roher and the team received an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category for Navalny.

She attended the event and brushed shoulders with the big names in Hollywood who were at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 12.

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Who is Yulia Navalnaya?

Yulia Navalnaya is a prominent figure in the world of Russian politics and activism, known for her unwavering support of her husband, Alexei Navalny. Born in 1976, she grew up in Uzbekistan and later studied international relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

After graduation, she worked as a flight attendant and then moved on to work for a Russian airline. Yulia met Alexei Navalny in 1998, and they were married in 2000. They have two children together. In recent years, Yulia has become more involved in her husband’s political activism, supporting him in his campaigns for various political offices in Russia.

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She has also been vocal about her concerns over the treatment of her husband by the Russian government, particularly in the wake of his imprisonment and allegations of mistreatment. Despite facing significant pressure and harassment from the Russian authorities, Yulia has remained steadfast in her support for her husband and their shared cause of political reform in Russia.

She has also been outspoken about issues such as women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and freedom of speech, and has called for greater transparency and accountability in the Russian government.

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Her husband, Alexei Navalny, is a political activist and critic of the Russian government who has been arrested multiple times and has faced various charges over the years. Yulia has also been involved in activism and has been a vocal supporter of her husband’s work.