CIPE Mourns Passing of Alexei Navalny

Statement/News Release

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) expresses profound shock and deep sorrow over the tragic passing of Alexei Navalny, a stalwart advocate for democracy and a vocal critic of authoritarianism in Russia. Navalny’s unwavering dedication to exposing corruption and advocating for democratic principles made him a beacon of hope for many who aspire to a future marked by freedom and the rule of law.

Navalny’s life was a testament to the power of individual courage and the enduring strength of the human spirit in the face of institutionalized oppression. His relentless pursuit of a transparent and accountable government, despite the personal risks, underscores the sacrifices he made in the struggle for democratic freedoms and transparent societies. His untimely death is not only a profound loss for his family and supporters but also a stark reminder of the perils faced by those who dare to challenge entrenched authoritarian regimes and their malign influence.

CIPE stands in solidarity with all who seek to advance democracy and rule of law around the world. We denounce the conditions that led to Mr. Navalny’s death and call for a thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this devastating event. It is our fervent hope that his sacrifice will not be in vain and that it will inspire a renewed commitment to the principles of democracy, transparency, and justice among individuals and communities everywhere.

In this moment of mourning, CIPE reaffirms its dedication to supporting the tireless efforts of reformers and citizens working to secure a more democratic, free, transparent, and just society free of corruption. We honor Alexei Navalny’s legacy by continuing our mission to empower entrepreneurs, their associations, and individuals to enact positive change within their own nations, free from tyranny and oppression.

Published Date: February 20, 2024